10% of public sector registered nurses in Malawi are GAIA Scholars.
GAIA Nursing Scholars: Building Healthcare Capacity
Reaching 90-90-90 requires a trained workforce. GAIA is addressing the critical shortage of healthcare workers in Africa by educating new nurses and retaining them in the public sector where they are needed most.
With support from UCSF School of Nursing, USAID, and the Gruber Family Foundation, to date GAIA has supported the educations of approximately 10% of Malawi’s public sector registered nursing workforce. GAIA offers the opportunity of a nursing career to individuals with extreme financial need, providing students with annual tuition, text books, medical supplies, a modest stipend for necessities like soap, food and clothing, as well as access to a supportive network of tutor and mentors.
With graduation and public sector retention rates well above the national norms, GAIA’s Nursing Scholar program has been cited as a model program for replication, most notably by Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders.
“I am also a helping hand to others, because GAIA helped me.”
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