Haydom School of Nursing:
The first school for education of nurses was established in 1971. At that time there were almost no local students with secondary school education. The offer was very popular and lasted for 20 years, with students from all over the country. Haydom School of Nursing was founded in 1984 and has by 2011, 170 students. The school has three classes with regular nursing education, and gives, in addition to this, education for midwives and psychiatric nurses.
Internships and Continuing Education Program
From October 2010 HLH has offered education to medical students, through internships. A year later, ten people have completed their internship, and are now authorized doctors. From 2012 the hospital will extend their program to include 16 medical students. We are also planning to offer Assistant Medical Officer (AMO) education.
The AMOs can use the title “doctor”, but does not have the basic medical education that doctors usually have. A hospital that offers education to three types of health professions, can call itself a teaching hospital. HLH wish to accomplish this within the year 2012. Educating AMOs is important if the hospital shall be able to offer the necessary health services to the Tanzanian villages in the coming years. By 2013 we also want to provide education that leads to a certification as a lab technician, and for anesthesia nurses by 2014.
In addition the hospital also gives regular courses to different types of health professionals. In cooperation with the American organization, Madaktari Africa, we teach simple neurosurgery and from 2012 we’ll be training general physicians.