Under the auspices of HE Dr. Rida Adnan Said, Minister of Health, and the presence of Mr. Mohamed Seifo, Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network, AKDN, in Syria, a celebration will take place at the Ministry of Health at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. The celebration is dedicated to distribute Graduation Certificates to students participating in the preparation course for the Bridging Program between the Ministry of Health and the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.
The course was part of a memorandum of understanding signed between Ministry of Health and Higher Education Ministry, on the one hand, and AKDN, on the other hand.
The aim is improve the English language skills of the nurses nominated by Ministry of Health to join the Bridging Programme at AKU, Pakistan which aims at supporting the nursing sector in Syria. The course was taught by an international expert who was volunteered to teach for 4 months, and included 12 male and female nurses nominated by all Directorates of Health in Syria to receive a scholarship granted by AKU, as to continue their study at the School of Nursing, AKU in Pakistan.
The Nursing Improvement Program at AKU includes continuous learning courses in addition to training in specific areas in nursing improvement (such as clinical experience, leadership development and English language improvement) in addition to providing support to a number of students to continue their education and obtain a Bachelor or Master degrees in nursing. The Program is also running bridging programs between Syrian universities and AKU as well as twinning between Damascus Hospital and AKUH. The Faculty of Nursing was already opened in the city of Hama, while another Faculty of Nursing is expected to be opened in the near future in the city of Homs.
Source: Dp News