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ECSACONM and HEALCARe Joint Symposium to Address Compassionate Care in Dodoma, Tanzania

[Dodoma, Tanzania, September 21, 2023] — The East, Central, and Southern Africa College of Nursing and Midwifery (ECSACONM) and the HEAlth Literacy and Compassionate CARe (HEALCARe) consortium from Erasmus+ are pleased to announce their joint symposium, set to take place in Dodoma, Tanzania, from October 19th to 20th, 2023. The symposium will focus on the critical question: "Do we treat our patients right?" and will convene nurses and midwives from across the region.

Mabeyo Hall in Dodoma will serve as the backdrop for this collaborative effort, where healthcare professionals will gather to deliberate and share insights on providing respectful and compassionate care. The conference will feature a series of engaging sessions, workshops, and discussions centered on fostering patient-centered healthcare practices, enhancing the quality of care, and emphasizing the importance of empathy and compassion in healthcare delivery.

The symposium's esteemed guest of honor is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, who will provide opening remarks and set the tone for the two-day event. Participants can look forward to presentations by renowned experts in the fields of nursing, midwifery, and healthcare ethics, as well as opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange.

Saturini Manangwa from the Ministry of Health states, "This symposium underscores the commitment of our organization to continuously improve the standards of nursing and midwifery care throughout our country. Compassion and respect lie at the heart of healthcare, and it is our duty to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care possible."

HEALCARe project leader, Joya Smit, added, "The symposium offers a unique platform for healthcare professionals to reflect on their practices, exchange ideas, explore the training manuals for bachelor students and the eLearning modules for professionals to deliver compassionate and patient-centered care."

The ECSACONM and HEALCARe conference in Dodoma is expected to draw participants from various regions throughout the country, fostering cross-cultural dialogue and cooperation to address healthcare challenges collectively.

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Ms. Joya Smit