The partnership between Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (JJCCT) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has supported the Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa since it’s inception. For over 18 years, the partnership has assisted working nurses and midwives in the provision of scholarships to access the highest quality nursing education programmes available, ultimately producing healthcare leaders.
Since 2014, JJCCT, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and AKU-SONAM EA have collaborated on a project entitled Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Professional Associations in East Africa. This five-year project sought to strengthen the nursing and midwifery associations across the region to improve the quality of health service delivery. These associations are essential to the nursing and midwifery professions because they are networks of support for nurses and midwives, especially for those working in remote communities. Establishing this virtual resource platform was one of the project’s capacity-building objectives to ensure nurses and midwives have access to clinical and professional resources.
You can watch a brief video on the partnership between AKU-SONAM EA and JJCCT below: