Kenya Research Advisory Panel progresses

Kenya Research Advisory Panel

Center for Global Nursing Director Emeritus Joan Edwards, PhD, participated in the Kenya Research Advisory Panel (RAP) retreat Feb. 13-16 to develop a blueprint document: A National Framework for Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities in Kenya 2022-2027. Leaders from Kenya as well as researchers from St. Paul's University, Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology, the University of Nairobi, and the University of Montana joined.

After the introduction of dignitaries from St. Paul’s University and the Kenya Ministry of Health the panel began their work. The introduction of the blueprint consists of historical background of nursing and midwifery within Kenya, the current state of the nursing and midwifery workforce and research, the national framework guiding nursing and midwifery research priorities, and the rationale for development of A National Framework for Nursing and Midwifery.

The second section of the blueprint explains the Kenya Delphi research study conducted in 2020-2021 in which nursing and midwifery leadership throughout Kenya were invited to identify research priorities in Kenya. Strategic directions with objectives and priority actions for each objective came from the findings.

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