ICAP Donates Clinical Skills Lab Items and Teaching Aids Worth Over $50,000 to Njala University Nursing Department
Njala University, 8th December 2021- Njala University on Wednesday 1st December 2021, received Clinical Skills Laboratory Items and Teaching Aids worth over fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) from the International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Programmes, ICAP at Columbia University in Sierra Leone.
The items donated to the Nursing Department, Bo Campus, Kowama location include mannequins and accessories, Clinical items, textbooks, Nursing education guidelines and manuals, and Infection Prevention and Control Materials which aim to improve the acquisition of clinical skills among nursing students.
Presenting the skills lab items on behalf of ICAP and HRSA, Amon G. Njenga, ICAP's Capacity Building & Special Projects Team Lead said: "The items were procured by ICAP at Columbia University, with funding from the United States Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), to enhance nursing education and to promote students' acquisition of clinical skills for managing obstetric conditions, HIV, and TB, among others.”
While receiving the donation on behalf of his School, Professor Rashid Ansumana, Dean School of Community Health Sciences, thanked ICAP for remembering the School, stating that the items will provide hands-on teaching for students in the needed disciplines.
The Head of the Nursing Department, Mrs Daphne Cummings-Wray, expressed appreciation to HRSA and ICAP for such a worthy and much-needed donation to her department, noting that the modern equipment will enable the Nursing Laboratory to serve its actual purpose.
ICAP, in the last five years (2017-2021), through the HRSA funded Resilient and Responsive Health Systems Initiative (RRHS) project, has provided technical and logistical support to build healthcare workers' capacity, especially nurses and midwives, to address public health challenges such as maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and TB in Sierra Leone.
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