My name is Fathimath Shifaza and I am a nursing lecturer in Adelaide, Australia. I very much enjoy teaching and I am particularly passionate about developing clinical leaders so that best practices are sustained. It is all for this reason that I have always wanted to volunteer teaching in areas where there is limited resources.
Beginning of next year, I will be travelling to the Maldives to volunteer teaching Advance Life support for nursing staff at 3 different hospitals and Basic Life support for general public. Maldives is an island nation that consists of 1100 islands. Majority of the hospitals are not equipped with Automated Defibrillators or MET teams to respond cardiac arrests.
My work will be facilitated by Evidence-based Practice Health Champions Maldives. The Mission of EBPHC Maldives is to create and sustain evidence based practice in organisations with limited resources; rural and remote communities in developing countries based on their needs and existing healthcare services and working in mutually supportive and collaborative partnerships.
I would like my work there to be as meaningful as possible and support the nursing profession as much as I can. The money that will be raised will go to support getting the equipment’s necessary for training, travelling costs of nurses living in remote areas.
Any contribution would be greatly appreciated. I thank you in advance for assisting me in reaching this goal. For further information please visit www.ebhcmaldives.org