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Addressing Nursing Acute Skilled  Shortage  CPD Requirements Empowerment

Preparing Nurses and Midwives for action now

Trusted healthcare capacity building partner in Africa

What We Do

Micro-Credentialing

Micro-credentialing of nurses in key critical skills such a diabetes mellitus care, sexual health, stoma therapy, wound care, and nutritional care. These skills are in great shortage around the continent.

Continuous Professional Development

Provision of assess to Continuous Professional Development to keep nurses and midwives abreast with change. The technology used is accessible in Rural and Urban areas.

Fellowship training

Nursing workforce capacity building through a two-year fellowship program to develop cover skills shortages in key areas such critical care, non-communicable diseases and maternity.

Hospital Training Initiative

A program for hospital wide transformation of service delivery through training in areas such as health informatics, ethics, research, problem solving, data analysis, resuscitation and nursing leadership and management

Empowering through Microfinance

Empowerment and mentorship of nurses through career development and microfinance. Innovative nurses are given opportunities to develop and share ideas.

Strengthening health systems

Partnership models and consultancy to improve service delivery, research, quality improvement, leadership, and governance (stewardship).

Our impact

VAKA had an initial focus on Zimbabwe, where it has provided accredited professional development courses for nurses in partnership with the Nurses Council of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Health and Child care through its pilot project called MYCPDZW. This web based mobile application has already been successfully rolled out to health care workers in Zimbabwe before and during the Covid 19 pandemic. More than 95% of healthcare professionals in the country have completed at least 30 – 45 modules translating to more than 1 million Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities over a period of 3 years. Registered nurses have managed to renew their Practicing licences online using MYCPDZW platform. For more information visit the website http://www.mycpdzw.org

 
 
 
 

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Testimonials

Mr. Vhoko Occupational health and safety Nurse

As an Occupational Health Practitioner, I have found MYCPDZW to be an informative, educational and risk reduction tool. I have been able to reduce the hazards associated with travelling to renew my practicing certificate every year.

Matron Toma Nurse

A very good way to learn current information. Very easy way to manage points as well. Great work!

Sister Blessing Mapfumo Nurse

Uhlelo iwe mycpdzw siyalujabulela njalo luhle kakhulu sesiyenelise ukubala lokufunda izifundo eziqakathekileyo okumele zaziwe nogmongikazi. Phezu kokufunda izifundo lezi kulmiklomelo esiyitholayo. Kuhle nogba lokhu sikhweza yiloba umnutu endlineikumbe emsebenzini.

Dr Yvet Doctor GMO

Groundbreaking site. Easy to navigate! MyCpd account on the Go!

    Latest News

    Nursing in Africa Today May 2022

    The Guild Learning Center, a digital learning platform providing low cost micro-credentialling, free CPD and long-term fellowship training went live on 1 May 2022. Coinciding with the International Nurses Day Commemorations in May the center comes as part of ECASCON’s Nursing Education Modernization Initiative which will see the College fully implementing its training mandate. ECSACON’s strategic partnership with the Vaka Health Foundation who are experts in Learning Management systems and content development has positioned the College to provide training in all 16 Member States. Micro-Credentialing courses (The  Membership pathway) are now available as well as CPD. Four fellowships (Critical Care Nursing, Chronic Disease Management, Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing will launch in January 2023). The fellowship program is aimed at mitigating the skills shortage currently in the ECSA region by producing advance practice specialized nurses in the various areas of nursing. The Guild Learning Center lives at https://nursesguild.africa and is also accessible on mobile applications via the Moodle app on playstore.

    All courses are accredited and certified by ECSACON.