SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP)

Reporting Organization:SickKids Centre for Global Child Health
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: March 30, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Megan Parry
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 3,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (15.00 %)

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (15.00 %)

Health Promotion & Education (7.50 %)

Newborn & Child Health (7.50 %)

Adolescent Health (2.50 %)

Mental Health (2.50 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (25.00 %)

Humanitarian Response (15.00 %)

Gender Equality (10.00 %)

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The Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana Ministry of Health, and SickKids, Centre for Global Child Health are continuing the SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP) to support the COVID-19 pandemic response in Ghana. COVID-19 has highlighted the critical need for more and better trained health professionals in front-line care delivery to reduce preventable mortality and improve wellbeing for children and their families. The PNEP COVID-19 Response program will focus on strengthening health workers’ preparedness, increasing knowledge, addressing misinformation through community engagement, and promoting best practices related to COVID-19 across Ghana.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 42,608
Total Indirect Population: 1,537,500
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1 Training
1 Training
1 Materials
1 Community Engagement
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The PNEP COVID-19 response program focuses on health system strengthening by using a multi-modal approach to enhance access to

quality health care in the context of COVID-19. This is being achieved through four key project activities. Firstly, strengthening health workers

preparedness and knowledge through COVID-19 continuing professional development courses, secondly stregthening curriculum around COVID-19 and related topics, thirdly procuring and distributing PPE to maintain safety and finally increasing community knowledge and demystify myths of COVID-19 through community engagement and public health communications campagins. All activities are being designed and implemented with local partners in Ghana which include Ghana College of Nurses & Midwives (GCNM), Ghana Health Services (GHS), Ghana Ministry of Health.

Achieved Results

As of December 30, 2022, 3 COVID-19 courses written and developed for both online and in-person delivery. 5,750 online COVID-19 CPD courses completed by health workers in Ghana. 400 COVID-19 CPD courses completed in person across 5 regions of Ghana. 5 regional trainers from GHS trained to deliver the in person CPDs. COVID-19 seminar developed and delivered to 779 GCNM residents. 1,177 GCNM residents and Faculty received PPE. 603 GCNM residents attended a PPE webinar focused on the safe and effective use of PPE. PPE usage protocol developed for GCNM practicums. 34,502 community members across Ghana benefitted from COVID-19 community engagement and communications campagins. This activity was delivered in colloboration with 3 Public Health Nurses (PHNs) from GHS. Ethics protocol accepted by GHS titled ‘Evaluation of Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP): COVID-19 Response’.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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