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- Written by John Chirwa
Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (Nepi) on Tuesday donated a minibus worth K12 million (about $36 000) to the department of nursing and midwifery at Mzuzu University (Mzuni).
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Nepi country manager Getrude Chipungu said they donated the vehicle to ease transport problems that nursing students face at the institution.
“Nepi project in Malawi aims at solving challenges the nursing profession faces.
It came to our attention that nursing students had transport problems during clinical placements to other districts such as Kasungu, Zomba and Ntcheu; hence, the donation,” she said.
Nepi also procured computers and photocopiers for the department.
The initiative, which also supports over 20 nursing students, has offered three scholarships to nursing lecturers to study for master’s and doctorate degrees.
Deputy dean for the faculty of health sciences at the college, Alfred Mwenifumbo, thanked Nepi for the donation.
Nepi is a five year project of the International Centre for Aids Treatment (ICAP) Columbia University.
The project aims at improving the quality and relevance of the nursing profession and it is running at Mzuni, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) and Malawi College of Health Sciences.