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Hi everyone,

I am the co-executive director for a global health organization called Partners for ACCESS (http://partnersforaccess.org/) based out of Massachusetts. We work with a community-based organization in rural Uganda and are helping to establish a three-year accredited nursing school. We will be sending a 40 ft container to Uganda in a month filled with equipment for our clinic, laboratory, classrooms, and library through an organization called IMEC (http://www.imecamerica.org/). However, in order to receive accreditation from the Ugandan government, we must have nursing textbooks, 3 basic mannequins, and 1 skeleton for the school. Does anyone know where we could secure mannequin or textbook donations?
 
We need a resuscitation, adult, and obstetric mannequin, as well as a basic plastic skeleton. The mannequins can also be very basic (our students currently practice on bags of leaves so anything is an upgrade!).

I have included the categories of textbooks we need below. We need 10 books in each category; however, they do not need to be the same title, author, or edition.
 
Anatomy Textbook
Physiology Textbook
Microbiology Textbook
Pharmacology Textbook
First Aid Textbook
Medicine Textbook
Surgery Textbook
Nursing Theory Textbook
Midwifery Textbook
Med. Reference Material
Gyn/Obs Textbook
Medical Dictionaries
English Dictionaries
Medical Journal Subscription

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Katie D'Angelo

Please feel free to contact me directly at .

 
Tess Panizales, MSN, RN
Replied at 1:07 PM, 16 Feb 2013

We have books we can send - this will be a donation from the Sigma Theta Tau Theta Alpha Council (UmassBoston).
Tess Panizales

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> "Hi everyone,
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> I am the co-executive director for a global health organization called Partners for ACCESS (http://partnersforaccess.org/) based out of Massachusetts. We work with a community-based organization in rural Uganda and are helping to establish a three-year accredited nursing school. We will be sending a 40 ft container to Uganda in a month filled with equipment for our clinic, laboratory, classrooms, and library through an organization called IMEC (http://www.imecamerica.org/). However, in order to receive accreditation from the Ugandan government, we must have nursing textbooks, 3 basic mannequins, and 1 skeleton for the school. Does anyone know where we could secure mannequin or textbook donations?
>
> We need a resuscitation, adult, and obstetric mannequin, as well as a basic plastic skeleton. The mannequins can also be very basic (our students currently practice on bags of leaves so anything is an upgrade!).
>
> I have included the categories of textbooks we need below. We need 10 books in each category; however, they do not need to be the same title, author, or edition.
>
> Anatomy Textbook
> Physiology Textbook
> Microbiology Textbook
> Pharmacology Textbook
> First Aid Textbook
> Medicine Textbook
> Surgery Textbook
> Nursing Theory Textbook
> Midwifery Textbook
> Med. Reference Material
> Gyn/Obs Textbook
> Medical Dictionaries
> English Dictionaries
> Medical Journal Subscription
>
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you,
> Katie D'Angelo
>
> Please feel free to contact me directly at
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Amungwa Athanasius Nche
Replied at 8:57 PM, 16 Feb 2013

Dear Tess and colleaggues

This is a very interesting discussion about books and anatomical models for
Nursing schools.

I am also interested to know if I can get some for the Nursing School I
graduated from and later became a Dean of Studies there.

Thanks in advaice for your assistance.

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Tina Anselmi-Moulaye
Replied at 12:23 AM, 17 Feb 2013

I am working as a Midwifery Mentor in Rwanda. I am in the process of getting textbooks donated for the schools of Nursing and Midwifery here. If anyone wants to donate pocket drugbooks or assessment books, we would really appreciate it.contact me if you think you can
thanks
Tina Anselmi-Moulaye, CNM

Katherine D'Angelo
Replied at 12:23 PM, 17 Feb 2013

Hi Tess,

Thank you for Sigma Theta Tau Theta Alpha Council's generous offer to help supply books. Could you please email me directly at my personal email () so we can work out the logistics?

Thank you,

Katie

estelle roux
Replied at 4:07 AM, 5 Mar 2013

Hi All,
Thank you for being part of these discussions, truly inspirational, especially in the rural areas, where lack of so many amenities, are the order of the day. I am involved in Rural health advocacy,for RUDASA- Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa- and is too familiar with the rural health issues- which although the country might be different, the challenges seem to be the same.

I am interested and working on a plan, which is challenging, to start a Midwifery Training school in Swaziland. This is an extremely rural and remote country- which is landlocked between 4 countries, South Africa being one of them. Our Advocacy extends to this country, although very limited, as it is run by a Monarch. Having been to this country, as I know many people there- i have seen first hand the health issues, especially in remote areas, where transport is a challenge and often life threatening, because roads are inaccessible, not tarred, and when it rains, it is a total nightmare for those living in these areas- or those who needs to get to these areas.

I feel that setting up a School of Midwifery, would truly benefit these communities, and also as a means of sustainability, as unemployment is so rife in these areas as well. These schools could be so useful in being used as Clinics for women as well or even men, to teach them about contraceptives, the need for it- as Swaziland has a high percentage of HIV/aids sufferers. A school or set up of this kind could address many of these issues.

My request therefore, is how would it be possible to garner financial assistance to set up such a venture in Swaziland?

Thanking you in anticipation.

Kind Regards
Estelle

Gretchen Heinrichs
Replied at 6:36 PM, 5 Mar 2013

There has been some support for this type of school from organizations like
UNFPA. But you should consider finding a central site for didactic
training with some clinical exposure (like in a larger city/town), choosing
young women with enough schooling in the rural communities to be able to
have aptitude for the training and critical thinking (high school or
secondary school) and then give them mentoring/clinical sites where they
can practice in their own rural communities from which they came with
traditional attendants for example or in health clinics with nurses. That
way they do their clinical practice in their communities and serve their
communities but also get the exposure to other students and a different
patient population to learn with in the larger town with enough volume for
learning. there are wonderful curriculum resources online from ICM for
direct entry midwifery training.

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