NFNIF - MISSION
- To foster healthy rural communities around the world, by establishing self-sustaining nursing centers to provide affordable, accessible preventive health care and treatment in resource-poor areas
- To create a global workforce of innovative entrepreneurial nurse leaders who reverse disparity and inequity in health & healthcare in rural and resource poor communities
Community Development & Social DETERMINATEs of Health
Sante Konbit Fondwa - working together for the health of Fondwa, a community of about 8000 persons in a mountain community of Leogane, Quest Department, Haiti.
Nursing workforce design & development
There are seven key factors that determine the effectiveness and quality of a nursing workforce: 1. Effective governance with supportive rules & laws, 2. standard-based quality nursing education, 3. Responsible workforce design, 4. Responsive workforce development, 5. Appropriate & safe environmental supports, equipment & systems, 6. Living wages and fair labor practices, and 7. Competent and ethical management & leadership
Nursing Education & Quality Standards
From the first public health nursing course for a school of nursing in Haiti - culturally & linguistically aligned in partnership with the University of Kentucky School of Public Health, Dr. Julia Costich and Dr. Israel Kerling - and delivered summer 2010, to professional development courses for a hospital in Port au Prince and then serving on a board for an agricultural university, NFNIF understand the need to support, provide and collaborate with education at multiple levels in-order to create health equity. Truly, education is one of the most powerful of determinates of health!
nursing research & policy development
Our Director first had the privilege of meeting Madame Bois, the Director of Haiti's Ministry of Population and Public Health (MSPP) in 2010.