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Countries and Partners

NEPI partnered with nursing and midwifery institutions in Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and South Africa in order to strengthen their educational capacity, develop competency-based curricula, and implement prioritized interventions that addressed workforce capacity issues.

NEPI also partnered with ministries of health to establish advisory groups in each country that ensured stakeholder consensus on NEPI’s strategic direction; advised on institutional assessments, school selection, and prioritization of capacity-building activities; coordinated the involvement of government partners; facilitated access to ministerial decision-making bodies; advocated for the establishment of regulatory bodies; and integrated the project into the country’s human resources for health plans.

International Partners:

• International Council of Nurses (ICN)
• International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
WHO: Guidelines for Transformative Health Professional Education and Training
• Medical Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
• Columbia University School of Nursing
• Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
• Global Health Services Partnership (GHSP)
• African Regulatory Collaborative (ARC)

Regional Partners:


Country Partners:

• Ministries of Health
USG Agencies
• Nursing and Midwifery Schools
• Nursing and Midwifery Associations/Councils
• In-Country Partner Organizations
• South African Nursing Council (SANC)
• Forum of University Nursing Deans in South Africa (FUNDISA)
• Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa (DENOSA)
• Nursing Education Association of South Africa (NEA)
• Society of Midwives of South Africa (SOMSA)
• College Principals and Academic Staff (CPAS)

Nursing Schools NEPI Supports:

Democratic Republic of Congo

• Kintambo Institut des Techniques Médicales (Niveau Secondaire)
• Kamalondo Institut des Education Médicales
• Kinshasa Institut Supérieur des Techniques Médicales
• Lubumbashi Institut des Techniques Médicales (Niveau Secondaire)


• Addis Ababa University
• Gondar University
• Arba Minch Health Sciences College


• National Health Training Center (NHTC)
• Paray Hospital and School of Nursing
• Maluti Adventist Hospital and School of Nursing (MAH)
• Roma College of Nursing (RCON) of St. Joseph’s Hospital
• Scott Hospital and School of Nursing (SHSON)
• National University of Lesotho (NUL)


• Mzuzu University
• Kamuzu College Nursing, Malawi University
• Malawi College of Health Sciences


• Lusaka School of Nursing
• Monze School of Nursing
• Department of Nursing Sciences, University Zambia