God is Answering Prayers: More Global Partnerships

By September 5, 2018Uncategorized

Collaborating with key partners throughout the world has always been part of our vision for advancing nursing education and practice. If you’re in it for the long haul like we are, there’s no other way to do it.  We’ve not just cultivated partnerships, but friendships with those we share this vision within our partner countries. Collectively, we have been praying and asking for big things because we serve a big God.  So it’s no surprise that God is answering our prayers and doing so in His way, in His timing, and for His glory.

Here’s the latest:

  1. The Mary K Center for Global Nursing Development is already fully engaged in planning our next Building Capacity for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership in Africa conference, to be held in Kenya in June of 2019. It is the most far-reaching endeavor we have attempted until now, working shoulder to shoulder with our friends who are key members of Kenya’s medical community.
  1. Since the Kenya launch of a new, WHO/International Council of Nurses-sponsored global campaign called Nursing Now, we will be looking into integrating them into our 2019 conference. (For details on the Nursing Now campaign, go to https://www.icn.ch/what-we-do/campaigns/nursing-now)

In our next couple of posts, we’ll be going deeper on these two developments and what they could mean for the Mary K Center moving forward.  For now, we invite you to join us in thanking God that our prayers are being answered and to continue praying that God’s will is accomplished as we follow where He leads us. Lookout for more Kenya details coming soon!

Members of the Building Capacity for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership conference planning committee for Kenya 2019. Front row left to right: Anne Kanyi, Christian Health Association of Kenya; Jeremiah Mainah, Mt. Kenya University; Hellen Mwaura, Kiambu Hospital; Alfred Obengo, National Nurses Association of Kenya(NNAK); Lisa Cole, Mary K Center of Global Nursing Development; Grace Onchwari, Ministry of Health Republic of Kenya; Margaret Kiarie, Kikuyu Hospital; Mary Muchendu, Nursing Consultant; Maryline Chebii, Nursing Council of Kenya; Albanus Mutisya, Jomo Kenyatta University(JKUAT); Daniel Nzengya, St. Paul’s University. Back Row from the left: Dennis Mbithi, NNAK and JKUAT; Miriam Gitari, St. Paul’s University; Ruth Gatonye, St. Paul’s University; Emmanuella Ngororano, Africa Christian Health Associations Platform; Truphosa Kwaka-Sumba, St. Paul’s University (Nairobi Campus).