International Nursing Review
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Edited By: Sue Turale
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Strengthening health care delivery in Haiti through nursing continuing education
M.Clark, M. Julmisse, N. Marcellin, L. Merry, J. Tuck, & A.G. Gagnon.
Around the world too many low-resource countries are struggling with an acute health care crises, not having enough nurses, doctors or other health professionals, facilities or equipment to cope with population health needs. Haiti is one such country where there are, according to the World Health Organization, only 6.4 doctors, nurses and midwives per 10,000 head of population. Moreover, around 90% of Haitian nurses are not working in their country of origin. I encourage you to read this article, because it provides a case study of how continuing education can be used to strengthen health care delivery in a resource-poor environment. Such work is vital to keep health professionals within the health system, and increase morale and job satisfaction. When reading this article I am reminded of the ongoing need for health professionals from resource-rich countries to work across borders to assist countries such as Haiti to build the capacity of health care systems and health professionals, and reduce population mortality and morbidity.
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