Kaduna State MCPDP Schedule For 2020

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria organises Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) for Nurses & Midwives

Module: Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health & Youth Friendly Services.

Date: 3rd – 7th February, 2020

Venue: Catholic Social Centre Kaduna

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm Daily

Procedure for Registration: Pay N20,000 To First Bank

Account Number: 2020322115

Account Name: MCPDP Kaduna State

  • Collect your print out / payment slip
  • Complete your registration at: www.mcpdpkaduna.org
  • Closing Date for Registration 31st January, 2020

Submission of Abstract

Summary of report of research work conducted by Nurses and Midwives can be submitted for presentation during the workshop.

10 minutes of presentation of selected abstract will be slotted


All research reports to be submitted to: mcmpdpkadunastate@gmail.com on or before 31st January,



All prospective participants are expected to come along with their license

For enquiries: 08034379294, 08065650808

E-mail: mcpdpkadunastate@gmail.com / info@mcpdpkaduna.org website: www.mcpdpkaduna.org

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Ekiti State 2020 MCPDP Schedule For Nurses


Calendar of Events for Year 2020

S/N Date Venue Event/Module
1 16th – 20th March, Year 2020 Nurses House Ado-Ekiti Maternal Nutrition and Public Community Health Nursing
2 25th – 29th May, Year 2020 FTH, Ido-Ekiti Student Centre-Learning and Midwifery Module 2
3 17th – 21st August, Year 2020 Nurses House Ado-Ekiti Midwifery Module 1 Medical Surgical Nursing IV and Student Centre Learning
4 16th – 20 November, Year 2020 Nurses House Ado-Ekiti Rape/Female Genital Mutilation (FCM) and Contraceptives Technology Update (CTU)

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm Daily Monday to Friday

Registration Procedure:

  • Payment of N20,000
  • Bank details: Access Bank Plc
  • Account Number: 0014298110
  • Register online on our webpage: www.mcpdpekitistate.com.ng
  • Use your Teller Number to complete your registration
  • Register with the name on your practicing license of employment/address
  • Register only once
  • It is compulsory to indicate your e-mail addrss
  • Date & Venue: Tentative

State Implementation Committee:

Chief Host

Mrs. Yewande I. Akute

Director of Nursing Services Ekiti State Ministry of Health Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State


State Facilitators:

08060857335, 08036789564

E-mail: ekitimcpdp@yahoo.com, facebook: Mcpdpd(Ekiti State)

Ekiti State Chapter

Ondo State 2020 MCPDP Schedule for Nurses



1 FEB 24-28 Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Nurses House
2 APRIL 13-17 Public Health Nursing 1/Neonatal Care Nurses House( MOH Conf Hall)
3 JUNE 22-26 Mental Health/ Psychiatry Nursing 1/SCL Nurses House ( MOH Conf Hall)
4 SEPTEMBER 17-21 Med Surg 1 Nurses House
5 OCTOBER 19-23 Management of Rape Nurses House
6 NOVEMBER 14-18 Maternal Nutrition/LARCS Nurses House (MOH Conf Hall)

GOLD Midwifery Online Free Conference 2020!

GOLD Midwifery Online Conference is becoming one of the fastest growing educational resources for Midwives around the world! Our sixth annual online conference offers an amazing line-up of speakers who will be providing a wide range of research, and clinical skills to assist in the advancement of your practice and optimal outcomes for the families in your care.

Gain new insights into postpartum thyroiditis, burnout in midwives, Japanese birth clips, handling family conflict, caring for queer and trans families, substance exposed infants and so much more. With expert speakers, such as Whapio Diane Bartlett, Dr. Mylaine Riobe, Ginger Breedlove, Paul Golden and Evita Fernandez to name just a few, this conference promises to be a practice changing event!

Join us online for

GOLD Midwifery Online Conference 2020!

February 3 – April 2, 2020

Informative, Convenient, Affordable and Interactive Learning to Support your Continuing Education Needs. Watch presentations at your own pace throughout the conference period.


The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2021

The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2021 is coming! The report will focus on the progress and future challenges to deliver effective coverage and quality midwifery services. This will be the third State of the World’s Midwifery report. 

The SoWMy data 2021 will be collected via the WHO’s National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWA) data platform and now another set of data will be collected from the ICM Member Associations.

ICM and UNFPA ask that the Midwives’ Associations engage in and LEAD the collection of the data, with the support of the UNFPA Country offices where possible. All members can participate and there are no eligibility criteria except for the data to be valid.

We ask Member Associations to collect and submit the data via the survey. The survey has been divided into four shorter versions. There are a total of 82 questions. Don’t be discouraged! 

The SoWMy 2021 data will also be shared on a redesigned ICM Global Midwives Association Map.

The data collection starts NOW!

  1. Read the ICM – UNFPA official letter for the ICM Members on SoWMy report 2021
  2. Read the SoWMy Concept Note
  3. Follow the data collection and submission process described in the instructional document
  4. Check the data validation letter templates for each survey for later to be signed by the MoU and other relevant authorities
  5. Finally, find below the link to the online surveys
  6. The printed version of the 4 mini surveys can be found in the surveys

Deadline to submit the surveys: December 31, 2019

The International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse 2020 By ICM

The International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse 2020

WHO’s landmark announcement that 2020 will be the International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse provides an important opportunity to advocate to strengthen midwives and the midwifery profession.

For the first time, countries across the world will unite in recognition of the essential role that midwives play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.  

Our activities will be underpinned by the following themes:

Celebrate: the work of midwives globally.

Demonstrate: through dissemination, the body of evidence around the impact of midwives and the case for investment in midwives; build policy guidance about the enabling environment that midwives need if they are to deliver quality care that improves health outcomes.

Mobilise: midwives, associations, stakeholders and women to become advocates for the profession in support of midwives and midwife-led continuity of care.

Unite: midwives and women towards a common goal of gender equality. We will unite associations and women’s groups locally, nationally and globally towards the achievement of this goal.

Click here to read the full plan for 2020 in English. 

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The Year of the Midwife 2020 Timeline 

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Shearwater Recruitment Agency Appoints New CEO to Address Nursing Shortage In US

The global shortage of nurses and other clinicians continues to pressure healthcare organizations in need of clinical talent. In the United States, the Department of Labor has warned of the nursing shortage for years. On a global level, the nursing shortage has become so important that the World Health Organization (WHO) has named 2020 the year of the nurse and midwife in order to focus awareness on the vital role nurses play worldwide.

Shearwater Health works with some of the largest health systems and health plans in the U.S. to expand the size and impact of their nursing teams. In a climate that makes it tough to retain nurses, Shearwater has hired and retained over 3,000 global clinicians solving medical and administrative problems every hour of every day.

Dedicated teams of nurses and other clinicians work remotely from three Shearwater operation centers in the Philippines as well as onsite at hospitals and other healthcare organizations in the U.S. Bedside nurses working onsite come from countries all over the world including the Philippines, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, and India.

To support Shearwater’s rapid growth and ensure it meets client demand, Tom Kendrot has been promoted to CEO. Former CEO, David Bartholomew, will continue his involvement in the Company through his role as Executive Chairman. Kendrot formerly served as President & COO and has helped lead Shearwater to its current success since being hired in 2012.

“I am honored to lead Shearwater Health. Nurses and other clinicians are essential to the healthcare industry. Even with many exciting advancements in automation technology, we can never replace the value of human clinical intervention to create the best patient experience,” says Kendrot. “Our clients see the value of clinical expertise, ranging from bedside to coaching to administrative clinical duties, as crucial to driving quality patient outcomes. Shearwater is uniquely positioned to provide that expertise remotely and onsite with clients.”

“We are delighted to have Tom as CEO,” said Oliver Moses, Managing Partner of WindRose Health Investors. “Tom is the right person to lead this company, as he has provided outstanding leadership in multiple roles over the last eight years. We are excited to see him continue the growth of the company.”

Along with Kendrot taking the helm, the Company welcomed a strategic investment from Nashville-based Heritage Group at the end of 2019. Heritage Group’s extensive experience and deep healthcare relationships will provide tremendous support to the company as it further solidifies its position as a leading provider of global outsourced clinical solutions to U.S. healthcare organizations.

“Shearwater provides a valuable source of relief from the nursing shortage for organizations across the healthcare ecosystem, and we are eager to help accelerate growth for the company,” says Heritage Group Principal, Graham Hunter, who will join Shearwater’s board.

Because Shearwater is involved with nurses in many different countries, it sees an opportunity to promote the nursing profession internationally to advance its mission of improving healthcare outcomes globally. “Our presence in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, along with the relationships we have with nurses and nursing leaders internationally, puts us at the center of global nursing,” says Kendrot. “We are committed to capitalizing on our access and experience to help sustain the nursing profession in its tireless efforts to serve patients everywhere.”

This is seen in Shearwater’s partnerships with Asian Hospital in Manila, Philippines, investments in the National Nurses Association of Kenya, the faculty of the University of Nairobi School of nursing, and the city of Kingston, Jamaica, along with ongoing support of organizations like Project C.U.R.E.

With its expertise in providing nursing and other clinical programs from the Philippines and the U.S. and its growing impact on nursing around the world, Shearwater deepens its commitment to helping organizations utilize the nursing resources it needs to effectively care for patients in 2020 and the years to come.

Media Contact:
Spencer Holleman

SOURCE: Shearwater Health