PNG Schools of Nursing and Community Health Worker Principals Meeting
WHO CC involvement: Michele Rumsey, Jodi Thiessen
Principals of all Schools of Nursing and Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Institutes in Papua New Guinea met in February 2015 in Port Moresby to discuss quality improvement of their institutes, supported by the National Department of Health (NDoH) and DFAT. The objective of the meeting was to produce the Quality Improvement Plans as recommended in the 2012/2013 NDoH/DFAT Diagnostic Audits of the institutes. The five day workshop was facilitated by Michele Rumsey, who assisted in the conducting of the 2012 Diagnostic Audits; and Jodi Thiessen.
Key recommendations made by the Principals included: i) Need to review nursing and CHW curriculums in line with the new National Health Plan 2011-2020; ii) Need for ongoing preceptorship training, iii) Need for a stronger partnership with NDoH.