Project #8750

Train new health workers in Ethiopia: Save lives!

by IntraHealth International
Jul 5, 2012

Supporting nursing education in Ethiopia

According to the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, there is only 1 nurse for every 3,012 people, and only 1 midwife for every 39,758 people.  The country is committed to increasing the number of nurses and midwives by 2015, but there is a shortage of funding for tuition.

The Alkan University College of Health Sciences, located in Addis Ababa, offers nursing and midwivery degrees from their faculty of community health. Alkan University College is a private college founded in 2002 as a memorial of Hakim
Workneh Eshete, the first and famous former Ethiopian physician. The college is now upgraded its status to University College by including other training programs.

This project will support the education of 6 diploma nurses for two years, preferably female students from rural, remote or underserved areas of Ethiopia.  


* Please note: This project was originally designated for a nursing school in Uganda, but because they were not able to take additional students for this current school year, the project will instead support nursing students in Ethiopia.



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Organization Information

IntraHealth International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Nola Paterni
Development Officer
Washington, DC United States

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