Through the partnership, RCN plans to assist ZUNO with implementing nursing policies more effectively and improve practices in the African country, including midwifery.
This collaboration has been funded and supported by the UK Government Department for International Development, under the Health Partnership Scheme.
The partnership will be managed by the Tropical Health & Education Trust.
In an article, published by the Nursing Times, RCN’s Director of Nursing and Service Delivery Janet Davies said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the RCN and ZUNO to join forces for the benefit of nurses in both the UK and Zambia.
“Sharing our experiences and comparing the challenges facing nursing staff in our respective countries will be a fascinating process.”
One of the priorities for the project is to introduce the World Health Organisation’s safer checklist at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.
To welcome the partnership, an event was held at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka to mark the occasion.
ZUNO President, Thom Dauti Yung’ana added: “Our partnership with the RCN has the potential to greatly advance nursing practice in Zambia and we’re thrilled to begin this exciting collaboration.