South Sudan: Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (JCONAM)

141 Fully Sponsored Students: Q1 2017

June 04, 2017
Dr. Taban Martin Vitale


Summary of Activities

  • Continued support of college human resources through payment of the national tutors’ salaries.
  • The two master trainers for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the provided tablets preloaded with medical materials.
  • Support to the National Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved JCONAM annual work plan.
  • Continued facilitation of interlinkages with the UNFPA, MOH, IMC, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.
  • Coordinated RMF activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (JCONAM) by participating in meetings and conferences.


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Results &

Accomplishments


  • RMF-Provided National Tutor

    Support and Teaching Roles

    In addition to her role of lecturing and mentoring students in clinical studies, the national tutor provided by RMF continued to support JCONAM’s administration in management of the college.


  • Health eVillages Preloaded Tablets

    Improved Patient Care

    The two college tutors continued to supervise and mentor the nurses/midwives provided with Health eVillages preloaded tablets, which in turn has improved patient care in the facility, as healthcare professionals are able to do quick reference checks and provide health education using the devices.


  • Essential Medicines

    Meeting Medical Needs

    RMF procures and stocks the JCONAM dispensary with essential medicines; the students and the college staff receive medication from JCONAM for simple medical conditions.


  • Multi-Agency Partnerships

    Supporting JCONAM

    Coordinated RMF activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (JCONAM) by participating in meetings and conferences.


  • Students Provide Services

    Bridging the Gap

    JCONAM students in clinical practice continued to provide healthcare services at Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH) and primary healthcare centers within the city of Juba, bridging gaps in human resources and improving quality of care.


  • Diploma Training Program

    Developing a Bridge Course

    Stakeholders in nursing and midwifery education and services are undertaking the development of a bridge course for community/enrolled midwives to be accepted into JCONAM’s diploma training program with the ability to complete the course in less than 3 years.

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Numbers

Served

Currently 141 students are fully sponsored for the three-year education program.

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