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The Nurse Aide Project



This project will train young women to become Nurse Aides. Women who were a victim of circumstances and unable to complete their schooling and therefore not able to attend schools of nursing or midwifery will now have another chance to both improve their personal surroundings and also impact healthcare. This project aims to tackle issues of women empowerment, poverty alleviation, health education and the health workforce crisis in Pakistan. It provides opportunities

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Problem 1) There is a huge dearth of nurses in Pakistan. Nursing assistants are an important part of the health care workforce. At present in Pakistan there are NO training programs for nursing assistants. Problem 2) To become a Nurse or Midwife one has to have at least completed a high school education. There are hundreds and thousands of girls who were not able to complete high school because of various circumstances. These girls are bright and ambitious and wish to prosper.....

How will this project solve this problem?

The Nurse Aide Project gives these young bright and ambitious women with a second chance. An opportunity to train as Nursing assistants. It provides them the skills to be able to get a job in health care and earn their own livelihood. This empowers them. Gives them economic independence and basic education in health and hygiene issues. It also adds an important and missing element to the health care work force in Pakistan.

Potential Long Term Impact

- Empowers women - which leads to better health and education for themselves, their families and their children - Alleviates poverty in these families. - Decreases unemployment. - Adds to health care workforce crisis which leads to a decrease in maternal mortality and under 5 deaths. - Aims to inspire the creation of more schools and training programs for Nursing assistants.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,873

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $11,873 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Nabeel Zafar

Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

Where is this project located?

Map of The Nurse Aide Project
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