Armadale Hospital hosts Tanzanian Nurses and Midwives

April 24, 2017

Tanzanian nurse midwives Chiku Hamisi from the regional Amana Hospital, Hilda Kweka from the Muhumbali Hospital and Johari Kishenga from the Mwananyamna Hospital in Dar es Salaam are in Western Australia right now as part of a Global Health Alliance (GHAWA) initiative. GHAWA is a strategic partnership between the Department of Health of WA, the Ministry of Health of Tanzania and four WA Universities.

The midwives and three of their colleagues, were at Armadale Hospital as part of the program which is specifically designed to gain experiential learning through clinical placements which include master classes and interactive workshops focussing on topics such as obstetric emergencies, pregnancy care, maternal loss and breastfeeding.

Armadale Hospital is just one of the hospitals in Western Australia the nurses are visiting as part of their three week tour which will help advance the management of maternal and neonatal care in Tanzania.

On completion of the program, it is expected that the Tanzanian nurse midwives will return to their country and act as role models and champions in maternal and neonatal care, in addition to providing on-going professional development education and training to fellow colleagues within their workplace.