The Zambian Nurse and Life Skills Training Program

Innovative $7.6 million e-learning program will train 6,000 young people to become nurses and midwives and expand capacity of nursing schools in Zambia.

The Zambian Nurse and Life Skills Training Program

The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with ChildFund to expand the capacity of nursing and midwife training schools in Zambia. The partnership will create employment opportunities for young people as qualified nurses and midwives.

There is a national shortage of trained healthcare staff in Zambia resulting in a 100 percent placement rate of graduates in the last three years. The Ministry of Health has made training healthcare workers a national priority and is open to innovative approaches that increase the capacity of its institutions and skill levels of health workers. The e-learning model adapted by AMREF and used in Kenya has been successfully evaluated and has been replicated in Uganda and Tanzania.


  • MasterCard Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The MasterCard Foundation is an independent foundation based in Toronto, Canada with $10 billion in assets. Their vision is to create the opportunity for all to learn and prosper. They promote...

  • ChildFund International

    Implementing NGO
    South Africa | Staff size: 1001-5000

    ChildFund International is inspired and driven by the potential that is inherent in all children; the potential not only to survive but to thrive, to become leaders who bring positive change for...

  • Amref Health Africa

    Implementing NGO
    Kenya | Staff size: 101-250

    Amref Health Africa has over 54 years’ experience in health development. In 1957, three surgeons founded the Flying Doctors Service of East Africa, laying the foundation for what is now...

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Key Information

LocationZambia, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 7.6 Million