Training of Nurses of the Al-Muthanna Governorate, Iraq

October 25, 2004

  1. The Government of Japan will provide nursing training for 10 nurses belonging to hospitals in Al-Samawah and neighboring cities in the Al-Muthanna Governorate in the southern part of Iraq from October 29 (Fri) to December 3 (Fri).

  2. This training targets at leading nurses in charge of a surgery ward, emergency rooms and others who belong to core hospitals in medical and health care services in Al-Muthannna Governorate such as Al Samawah General Hospital as well as Al-Rumaytha and Al-Khidhur Hospitals in nearby cities, to which Japan provided medical equipment.

    The nurses will have lectures on Japan's nursing administration and control and also on-the-job training at hospitals to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for leading nurses. During their training, they will also clarify problems concerning nursing education and management at their own hospitals and come out with action plans to solve these problems. It is expected that they will carry out these plans to improve nursing services in their region.

  3. Japan places importance on cooperation in the fields of medical and health care services, together with education, water and sanitation fields, as such cooperation will contribute to the reconstruction of the livelihood of Iraqi people.

    In March this year, Japan provided medical training for 100 Iraqi doctors and nurses in cooperation with Egypt. At present, Japan and Egypt are training 115 doctors and nurses at the Cairo University.

  4. The forthcoming training will be implemented as part of a training program of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

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