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  • SMP - Geoff Earl

    1. 1. Partnership Working in Malawi Geoff Earl Royal College of Nursing, Scotland
    2. 2. RCN Scotland <ul><li>400,000 members in UK </li></ul><ul><li>40,000 members in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>International Office London Based </li></ul><ul><li>RCN UK linked to ICN/Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Limited experience of International work </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally Recruited Nurses group </li></ul>
    3. 3. Scotland Malawi Holyrood Conference <ul><li>3 rd November 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>5 Plenary Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Investing in People: Health </li></ul><ul><li>(5) Getting Systems Right: Accountability, Media and Civil Society </li></ul><ul><li>Weak Trade Unions </li></ul>
    4. 4. Partnership of Initial Planning <ul><li>Scottish Government </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarian Fund </li></ul><ul><li>ICN Geneva </li></ul><ul><li>National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian Nurses Association </li></ul><ul><li>Voices on the Ground </li></ul>
    5. 5. Fact Finding Visit <ul><li>January 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>NONM </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Malawi Government </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses on the ground </li></ul><ul><li>What ‘gaps’ were there? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Plan Of Action <ul><li>Build capacity of NONM </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage ‘Partnership’ working between Government and NONM </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Scottish Branch’s to twin with Malawi Branch’s </li></ul>
    7. 7. Inputs: Capacity <ul><li>Further 3 trips completed </li></ul><ul><li>Four day governance workshop for activists </li></ul><ul><li>Four day workshop for media </li></ul><ul><li>Nine month young female leadership course </li></ul>
    8. 8. Inputs: Twinning <ul><li>Seven Branch’s twinned </li></ul><ul><li>11 Malawi groups supported </li></ul><ul><li>Home of Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Football and netball teams supported </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Early reporting to Scottish Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Award of RCN Honory Fellowship to Dorothy Ngoma, NONM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting with Health Minister Khumbo Kachali </li></ul></ul>Inputs: Partnership working
    10. 10. Lessons Learnt <ul><li>What is being done and by whom </li></ul><ul><li>What is actually needed </li></ul><ul><li>What is realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Who else can be involved: Partners! </li></ul><ul><li>Look outside the box </li></ul>

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