Rotary Foundation Helps Train Future Health Care Workers in East Africa

The foundation arm of the global humanitarian service organization Rotary International is partnering with the Aga Khan University, a private educational institution in Africa, in a bid to boost maternal and child health in three East African countries.

The Rotary Foundation will provide grants to local African Rotary clubs to create volunteer teams that will support the professional development of the nursing faculty in Aga Khan University campuses in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The teams will help connect the faculty with local clinics and health care initiatives, according to a news release from Rotary International.

The grants will also support midwifery and nursing scholarships for students of the university’s advance nursing studies program, which aims to produce well-trained health care professionals that can help build accessible, sustainable and responsive health care systems across East Africa.

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