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Faith Nawagi – GEMx Global Partnership Development Representative, Africa – wins Nursing Now Scholarship, May 2019

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We are pleased to inform you that Faith Nawagi was 1 of 30 nurses who received a scholarship award from Nursing Now; out of 800 applications. Faith attended the WHO 2019 World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, and received training in global health policymaking and advocacy.  This award was in recognition of the work Faith performs for GEMx; developing inter-continental, institutional partnerships to facilitate student exchanges across Africa.

Faith met with leadership of Nursing Now, Sigma Nursing, and the International Council of Nurses.  Leaders of these organizations expressed a strong interest to form a global nursing exchange network using the GEMx web-based platform.  GEMx plans to meet with leadership in November of 2019.

Faith also met with Dr. Jim Campbell, Executive Director of Global Health Workforce Alliance and Director of the Health Workforce Department at the WHO.  Dr. Campbell acknowledged the good work of ECFMG FAIMER, and is pleased that GEMx is a service of such a wonderful organization.

ECFMG FAIMER continues to receive recognition for the good work we do around the world.  ECFMG FAIMER continues to strengthen opportunities for our services and programs like GEMx, and garner opportunities to collaborate with WHO, Nursing Now and other highly-reputable organizations that are committed to global health, education and quality health care.

Faith standing by WHO sign

We congratulate Faith Nawagi on her good work, contributions and commitment to GEMx, and to ECFMG FAIMER.

About Nursing Now

Nursing Now is a “three-year global campaign (2018-2020), aims to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide.”  Nursing Now works in collaboration with International Council of Nurses and WHO.  Barbara Stilwell is the Executive Director of Nursing Now Global Campaign; a former FAIMER Board member.

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