Keynote – Sue Tranka
We are delighted that Sue Tranka will open the second day of our conference which has an emphasis on the crucial role of nurses and midwives in Africa and in Wales. She took up her post as the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales in August and brings a wealth of experience. She was born, raised and trained in South Africa and she says her guiding principle remains that of “Ubuntu”, sometimes translated as “I am because we are” and is about believing in the common bonds within a group. She will reflect on the role of nurses and midwives, as highlighted through the global Nursing Now! campaign, and in particular their potential for greater global citizenship in Wales.
NHS Global Citizenship e-learning module launch
The purpose of this training programme is to improve your understanding of the concept of global citizenship and to support you in your journey to becoming an active global citizen. The training package consists of a core module that provides an overview of global citizenship and five optional modules. The Core Module demonstrates the stages of global citizenship education:
- Being knowledgeable and informed
- Developing the skills to think critically, build empathy with others and evaluate situations
- Taking action on global citizenship issues which affect yourself and others.
A further optional five modules cover a range of themes and issues such as rights-based health, climate change and sustainability, peace and conflict, globalisation and interdependency, and aid and development.
Promoting Nurse Leadership in Africa
The session will give an overview of the Nursing Now Global campaign and Nursing Now Cymru/Wales Steering group, followed by a presentation on nursing and QI collaboration between Cardiff University and Namibia and Malawi.
Maternal health in Zambia – progress and challenges
This session will look at the progress year on year or against Sustainable Development Goal 3 to reduce global maternal mortality to less than 70 per 100,000 live births and some of the challenges that have, and continue to, hinder progress – including the effect of COVID19 and the recent cuts to the aid budget.
Anti-Racism at home and in partnerships
Hear how Swansea University are training people to become ‘Active bystanders’ and address racism withing medical schools. This session will also introduce the Hub Cymru Africa Anti-Racist Charter.
Showcasing Health Links
Teams4U, the Betsi Kenya Links, Life for African Mothers and Dolen Cymru share their experiences of how they adapted to the COVID19 pandemic.
One developed a needs assessment App with partners in Kenya, another adapted their existing programs to help children and healthcare workers facing COVID19 in Lesotho, another expanded their partnership from schools into healthcare settings for the first time in Uganda and another worked on raising COVID awareness in deprived communities in Liberia.
Watch to learn from their experiences!