(Xinhua) -- More than 1,000 nursing healthcare
professionals from across Africa as well as the United States
and Britain will meet in Nairobi next week to discuss ways of
improving healthcare in the region, organizers said on Thursday.
The five-day East, Central and
Southern Africa College of Nursing conference which will open in
Nairobi on Monday is organized by the Engineering Council of
South Africa in partnership with Amref Health Africa Institute
of Capacity Development.
Amref Health Africa in Kenya Country
Director, Meshack Ndirangu, said the conference will provide
insightful recommendations on how to scale up universal health
coverage, including the integration of community health
volunteers into the formal health system.
The conference will enable nursing
healthcare professionals together to share experiences, research
findings and foster networks and linkages that can help to
improve health outcomes across Africa.