AMREF [to 29 March 2014]

AMREF [to 29 March 2014]

Nursing students register exemplary results
Students from the AMREF Virtual Training School (AVTS) are celebrating their success and have every reason to be proud.
In the just released results by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) for the January 2014 National Licensure exams, AVTS posted a pass rate of 88 per cent against a national pass rate of 68 per cent. The AMREF Virtual Training School further posted seven credits. This is the highest number of credits registered from any one school nationally. The 44 students were among the over 1,798 students from 48 schools who registered for the National Licensure exams.
AMREF congratulates all the students on their exemplary performance and commends all partners, tutors and supporters for making the AMREF virtual training a model for nursing and midwifery training.

AMREF calls for greater synergy and investment to find ‘missed’ TB cases
Despite major progress made towards the global Millennium Development Goals in recent years the Tuberculosis burden remains enormous. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million cases of TB infection were recorded and 1.3 million people died from the disease. At the same time, however, three million TB cases are missed by national notification systems every year, accelerating the spread of the disease. Many of these three million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities, including in Africa, underlining the need for innovative action both at health system and community levels to identify all cases of TB infection, illness and ensure that they get the right treatment and care.
As Africa’s leading health development organisation working with vulnerable and underserved communities, AMREF joins the global TB Partnership in calling for increased efforts to reach the three million missed cases.

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