About ECSACON

The East, Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON) was established in 1990 as an executing arm of the then Commonwealth Regional Health Community Secretariat for East, Central and Southern Africa (CRHCS-ECSA) in the area of nursing and midwifery. The Arusha-based CRHC-ECSA secretariat which is now referred as ECSA Health Community (ECSA HC) brings together 14 regional states.

The member states are Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ECSA Health Community mandate is to promote and encourage efficiency and relevance in the provision of health-related services in the region, while its mission is to promote the highest standards of health for individuals, families and communities in the ECSA region.

As an executing arm of the ECSA Health Community, ECSACON is charged with the responsibility of promoting and strengthening professional excellence in nursing and midwifery in the ECSA region. The underlying principles that led to the formation of ECSACON, A College Without Walls, include the harmonization of nursing and midwifery standards, improvement of the nursing and midwifery professions, creation of regional uniformity in the Nurses Acts, clear definition of the nurses and midwives roles, and the strengthening of nursing and midwifery research activities.

The underlying principles that led to the formation of ECSACON, “A College Without Walls,” include the harmonization of nursing and midwifery standards, improvement of the nursing and midwifery professions, creation of regional uniformity in the Nurses Acts, clear definition of the nurses‟ and midwives‟ roles, and the strengthening of nursing and midwifery research activities.

Vision

To be the leading Centre for Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery education clinical practice, research, and management in Africa and the world over.

Mission

To improve quality of health of the communities in the ECSA region through strengthening of the contribution of the frontline health workers (nurses and midwives) towards delivery of quality health care services. ECSACON is, therefore, committed to promoting and strengthening professional excellence through development of programmes that will strengthen nursing and midwifery education, practice, management, leadership and in the ECSA region. ECSACON is further committed to regional and international collaboration and networking with member states and organizations with similar interests.

Mandate: ECSACON’s mandate is to promote and strengthen professional excellence in nursing and midwifery in the ECSA region. As such, we are an active and engaged organization!

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