AKU SONAM C.A.R.E. is funded by the Johnson and Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (JJCCT) as part of a project titled "Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Professional Associations in East Africa." In 2001, the Aga Khan Development Network was invited by the governments of East Africa to improve nursing and midwifery education in a bid to halt the out-migration of qualified nurses, and to strengthen and reform its health care system. Since then, JJCCT, together with the Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, has supported over 2521 nurses and midwives in accessing high-quality nursing programs.
Since 2014, AKDN and the Trust have partnered to support, develop, position and, overall, strengthen the nursing and midwifery associations across East Africa.
You can watch a brief video on the partnership between AKU SONAM and JJCCT below:
To learn more about JJCCT please visit their website: https://www.jjcct.org/