Inequitable power dynamics and colonial legacies continue to shape education and training of health professionals across Africa. We talked to Tembi Mugore about the urgent need to redesign nursing and midwifery curricula and training programs to be responsive to local health needs; adapt international competency standards to countries’ context; and equip nurses and midwives to lead within the health system.
Stembile “Tembi” Mugore is currently the Senior Advisor for Health Sector Performance and Sustainability at IntraHealth International. She is a UK state registered nurse, a UK state certified midwife, and a public health practitioner. Tembi has over 20 years of extensive experience and expertise in policy and strategy development; clinical service delivery strengthening; health systems strengthening; and integration of maternal and child health, family planning, and HIV services.