The latest in a series of exchanges between nurses and nursing students in Canada and Tanzania continued with the arrival in East Africa of two MSc nursing students, Veronique Fraser and Amy Low.
While at Tanwat Hospital in Njombe, Veronique will be observing on the wards and undertaking an approved study, "Barriers and Facilitators to Voluntary Counselling and Testing in Njombe , Tanzania." Amy will also observe in the Tanwat Hospital and will work on her MSc study, "Exploring the needs of clients using community home-based care (CHBC) in Njombe , Tanzania."
The students will be supported and supervised onsite by McGill instructor Betty Liduke and Highlands Hope Chairperson, Evangelista Koyombo.
Both student studies build on work already undertaken by McGill graduate students in Njombe that issued from priorities set by Highlands Hope of Tanzania members for enhanced knowledge. Both studies have been approved by McGill as well and follow all University guidelines for ethical academic investigation.
The McGill students have begun their four month stay with two weeks of intensive language training in Kiswahili.
Watch for updates from Veronique and Amy!