Govt. launches e-learning programme for nursing schools

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Government has officially launched the e-learning programme as part of the methodology of training nurses in all the public nursing schools in Zambia.

Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde said the e-learning programme marks a rebirth of a highly impacted education programme that will translate into a high enrollment and graduation of nurses in the country than ever before.

Dr. Kasonde said the e-learning programme will also complement the ministry’s national training operation plan project which he said was aimed at increasing staffing levels in all health training institutions across the country.

He said the new programme will also complement the current construction and expansion of training institutions which are aimed at meeting the increased training demand for health professionals in Zambia.

ZANIS reports that Dr. Kasonde said this in Lusaka today when he officially launched the e-learning programme and flagged off the distribution of 80 computers to nursing schools and to the General Nursing Council of Zambia.

The e-learning programme is being implemented by ChildFund in partnership with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF).

Dr. Kasonde praised ChildFund and AMREF for implementing the programme which he said would greatly provide detailed and comprehensive information to the Zambian nursing students.

Meanwhile, ChildFund Acting National Director Doras Chirwa said her organization was committed to helping the Zambian government close the human resource gaps which currently exist in the health sector.