From a First to The Future: Investing In Pediatric Nursing Through Collaborative Training in Ghana

January 13, 2015 8:29 PM

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Nursing and midwifery are global professions. Around the world nurses and midwives comprise the largest portion of the health workforce, providing the majority of health care services. In low-resource settings where physicians are scarce, nurses and midwives have proven their ability to act as effective frontline providers of health care in rural communities. Because of their role and wide distribution, these health workers work most closely with patients and their families -- assessing, diagnosing, treating, listening, supporting and advocating.

In Canada, there were more than 360,000 registered nurses in 2011[i], a ratio of approximately 1:100 per population. In Ghana, nurses also make up the largest portion of the health workforce. However, there is still a stark difference in their numbers versus the total country population. The nurse t...

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