Nurses in Malawi are to be trained by staff from the University of East Anglia’s School of Nursing Sciences.
The life-saving health care training will span disciplines including trauma care, mental health, anaesthesia and maternal and child health.
The training will be delivered as part of a scheme announced by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, which will see skilled healthcare professionals from across the UK train their counterparts in developing countries.
The nurses will be taught through practical “on the job” training in addition to one-to-one mentoring and they will be aided by guidelines and protocols to ensure clinics are run more effectively.
Julia Hubbard, from UEA’s school of nursing sciences, said: “Our lecturers will support nursing schools in Malawi to develop a programme which will increase the numbers of newly qualified nurses, and improve their capability.
“We hope that this boost will have a major impact on maternal and child health - especially in rural areas.”