The Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy–Africa (MCHNLA–Africa) Workshop 1 was 16-19 April 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. The academy includes the first two dyads from Ghana. In addition, 10 other dyads are participating from Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, and Uganda. To build upon the successes of previous cohorts, former mentees are mentors for the new cohort.
Mari Ani-Amponsah is serving as the faculty advisor for the first two dyads from Ghana to participate in the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy–Africa.
Learn more about the 2018-2019 cohort of the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCHNLA) and meet the participants.
MCHNLA-Africa Workshop 2 took place 15-18 April 2019 in Muldersdrift, South Africa. The academy included mentee Tabitha Mikeka from Malawi, who is currently implementing her project Intensifying Monitoring and Care of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies at Thyolo District Hospital-Malawi. Tabitha's project has a goal of reducing neonatal deaths due to prematurity and low birth weight complications by 21% after 18 months of interventions. Her preliminary results show a 3% reduction in neonatal deaths from July 2018-February 2019. Tabitha is currently working with Edith Tewesa (mentor) and Ellen Chirwa (faculty) along with staff members at Thyolo District Hospital-Malawi.
Eugenia Doku and Amina Vida Yakubu work with Mari on their project, Capacity Building for Nurses & Midwives in Effective Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage.
Tabitha Mikeka (mentee), Edith Tewesa (mentor), and Ellen Chirwa (faculty) with other members of the project team at Thyolo District Hospital-Malawi.
Lydia Owusu and Lorraine Arko work with Mari on their project, Improving Nutrition in Children Under 5 Using Local Foods.