Healthcare Career Pathway
The global healthcare crisis demands bold and urgent action. EMMS International has launched an ambitious fundraising drive to recruit, train and find sustainable employment for a further 300 healthcare professionals to help address skills shortages in hospitals and healthcare centres.
The programme will especially target vulnerable women and girls, providing them with a rare opportunity to gain a profession and pursue their own dreams. Christina Mkandawire is a nurse midwife technician in Malawi and an alumna of EMMS-sponsored training. She explains:
Firstly, if it was not for EMMS International, I could not have been where I am today. You took me at the time I needed help most in my life. I was hopeless that I wouldn’t make it this far because my parents could not manage to provide the much-needed financial support to complete my studies. You took me and treated me as your own daughter by providing everything a student needed.
Nurse Midwife Technician
Having completed her training, Christina now works in a community health facility close to home. Her presence improves access to healthcare and also gives her the opportunity to earn a living and inspire future generations who rarely see young, female role models.
A Vision to Build the Global Healthcare Workforce
From 2022-2028, EMMS International aims to boost and develop the healthcare workforce across Malawi, Nepal and India by providing access to the pathway to 300 potential healthcare professionals. Learning from operating small-scale scholarship schemes like the one that supported Christina Mkandawire has shown EMMS that scholarship access alone is not always enough. EMMS has developed the Healthcare Pathway to increase successful outcomes for the most disenfranchised women and girls.
The process identifies barriers and seeks to overcome these by providing a range of supportive measures to encourage vulnerable women and girls to continue in further education. This can include access to English language training, course fees, and essentials such as books, learning tools, accommodation and food, throughout their studies.
Help Support the Healthcare Career Pathway
Laura Brown, Director of Fundraising and Communications at EMMS International, explains the
urgent need for support:
“We must act now to address the urgent need for more doctors, nurses and medical staff. For just £3,500, we can recruit, train and find a job for a future healthcare professional. Together we can make a difference.”