On-site Global Capacity Building

The UM SONHS CC works with PAHO headquarters in Washington, D.C., with PAHO/WHO’s subregional in-country offices, and with national health ministries throughout the Americas to build nursing education, research and clinical capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a special focus on critically under-resourced regions. The ultimate aim is to strengthen access to quality health care education and care delivery for all populations through an “educate the educators” framework. In this model, every nursing educator, researcher or clinician who undergoes education in underserved regions is also instructed on how to provide that knowledge to others. This creates a positive ripple effect. Described here are our most promising global capacity building projects.