MCHNLA Africa Academy Impact

You can review all the MCHNLA Africa project posters by visiting the MCHNLA Africa Community on the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

Leadership academy delivers results

MCHNLA-Africa-Eswatini-2019 Eswatini nurse midwives designed and implemented a sustainable infection prevention program to reduce neonatal deaths. Siphiwe C. Ginindza, RN, RM, worked with her mentor, Colile P. Dlamini, PhD; her faculty advisor, Oslinah, B. Tagutanazvo, PhD; and an interprofessional team at Piggs Peak Government Hospital to implement this quality improvement project. Ginindza, Dlamini, and Tagutanazvo are members of the 2018-2019 cohort of MCHNLA-Africa. The project will conclude in June 2019, but from baseline in April 2017 to December 2018, they reported a 50% reduction in neonatal infections.

Malawi nurse leads effort to decrease neonate hypothermia

Malawi nurse leads effort to decrease neonate hypothermia Edith Tewesa lead a project that has significantly decreased the incidence of hypothermia in neonates at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi. Edith, senior nursing officer at Ministry of Health Malawi, developed the project as one of 12 Mentees in the 2016-17 Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy Africa (MCHNLA Africa).

Influence through lifelong learning: I developed leadership skills I didn’t think I’d ever have!


Nomvuzo W. Diamini, mentee in the 2014-2015 Cohort of MCHNLA Africa, shares her story of Influence through lifelong learning. As an Academy participant she has learned to empowers others.

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