Register for the VLIR-UOS Community Talks on April 28 at 11 am and learn all about the project "International and Digital Midwifery Workplace Learning Network: the first step in Rwanda." Meet Mieke Embo and her Rwandan colleagues and ask all your questions during the interactive webinar. Registration is free, but mandatory and can be done via the button at the bottom.
Global disparities in quantity, distribution and skills of health workers pose a threat to attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Rwanda and other middle- and low-income countries face a critical shortage of health professionals, such as midwives.
VLIR-UOS funded a project (2018-2020) between the University of Rwanda (UoR) and the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Ghent, Belgium. This project aimed to contribute the government plans to increase capacity by improving the quality of midwifery clinical education. The project team conducted two qualitative studies to explore if the competency-based continuous workplace learning model (Embo et al., 2015) and the e-portfolio (Medbook) were feasible for clinical education in Rwanda.
M. Embo*, H. De Grave, A. Muhayimana, D. Mukamana, J. Murekezi, O. Tengera
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