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Training medical personnel

Africa lacks qualified health professionals. Resilient health systems need trained health workers.

Training is an investment in the future

In rural Africa, one doctor cares for up to 20,000 patients. In comparison: in Switzerland there is one doctor for every 250 patients. Well-trained nurses are just as important. On average, one nurse cares for 1000 patients per year. SolidarMed trains nurses where they are needed most.

There are too few doctors, nurses and midwives in rural and remote areas in southern Africa. Very often, qualified specialists do not want to work in rural areas as working conditions can be challenging. So they leave for the cities or move abroad. The result: an acute shortage of qualified health workers. And poor quality treatment for patients.

«SolidarMed builds staff houses to ensure that qualified health professionals remain in rural hospitals.»

Spencer Huchulak, Project Manager in Zambia

Nursing students with their instructor at Lugala School of Nursing. The classrooms are directly next to the hospital. This is where students complete their practical training and support the nursing staff.

SolidarMed supports both pre-service and in-service training for health workers. We improve practical skills and deepen theoretical knowledge on key issues like infectious and non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health. Too many women and children still die before, during or after childbirth. SolidarMed invests in further training for doctors and midwives.

Your donation is effective

Your donation helps train health professionals and improves the quality of medical care in rural hospitals in southern Africa. Thank you very much!

SolidarMed's projects

Find out more about SolidarMed's longstanding commitment to nursing schools in Tanzania and learn about the Medical Licentiates training programme in Zambia.