Global CSR Program 2023: Partners In Health | Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Elevating nurses as change-makers and leaders in patient care, administration, and policy to achieve meaningful progress toward equity in health care leadership
Nurses are the largest group of health care professionals globally at almost 28 million, and often the first and only contact patients have with the health care system. And yet, while women comprise nearly 90 percent of the global nursing workforce, only 31% of ministries of health (and similar institutions) are led by women. In many health systems around the world, particularly those in low-income countries, nurses have limited career growth opportunities, and few have meaningful access to develop and exercise leadership acumen. Despite being providers of frontline health care, nurses are not the drivers of clinical decision-making, health policy formation, and resource allocation. This Partners In Health program will provide nurses and midwives with a combination of mentorship, fellowship, credentialing, and policy work that spans local, national, and international spheres of influence. This project will help achieve more equitable, sustainable, and effective health systems as these nurses will be trained and mentored to become change-makers and contribute to policy evolution within health care facilities, universities and governmental entities.
Photo Credit: Partners In Health. A nurse conducts a pediatric check-up for a 6-week-old at Nkau Health Center in Lesotho.
Photo Credit: Partners In Health. A GAIN fellow (Global Action In Nursing Fellowship) performs an ultrasound on a patient in Liberia.
Photo Credit: Partners In Health. Nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hospital St. Therese in Hinche, Haiti.
Photo Credit: Partners In Health. A nurse attends to a mother enrolled in the J9 program at University Hospital of Mirebalais.