PROGRAM : 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference, Accra Ghana 2019

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 8th – 9th April 2019.


strategize to evolve planned agenda that could be monitored and supported through partnership and collaboration as would be needed. The pre-conference workshop was with the objective of initiating a platform for the articulation and implementation of nursing agenda for the achievement of sustainable development goals in Africa.

While efforts were made to reach regulatory bodies and professional associations to reach all African countries, six (6) countries and one international non-governmental nursing organization, Lead Nurse Africa, participated in the first workshop other countries who could not attend the Rwanda Conference have shown interest and are going to be joining the discussion in Ghana. The countries represented in the Rwanda conference were Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The workshop generated the draft working document to further the process of implementation of articulated agenda for the achievement of SDGs in Africa by nurses and midwives. The pre-conference workshop was concluded with 6 resolutions for nursing and midwifery leaders in African countries to work on that would help consolidate setting and implementing articulated agenda not only for the achievement of the SDGs but to help with development of the profession and enhance access to quality health and healthcare to Africans. These are to:

  1. Establish the African Forum for Nurses and Midwives be formed for development of healthcare in Africa. (The African Nurses and Midwives’ Network for Healthcare Development was formed)
  2. Develop Operational Guidelines and Structure for (1)
  3. Develop Dissemination and Communication Strategy
  4. Develop Costed Strategic and Action Plans
  5. Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  6. Initiate Actions on Specific Resolutions on the Achievement of the SDGs by Nursing and Nurses in Africa

The pre-conference workshop in the 2019 International Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference in Ghana is focusing on advancing the agenda by following up on actions at country levels and to consider the draft documents for the establishment of the central coordinating organ for the African Nurses and Midwifery Network for healthcare Development and to conclude all plans for the take-off of all actions at the continental level.

Importantly, the Advance Practice Nurse Programme as a critical intervention for enhanced health and healthcare access in African nations is an important focus of the Pre-Conference workshop. The Anglophone Africa Advanced Practice Nurse Coalition Project (AAAPNC) set up in 2018 to coordinate a global initiative for advanced practice nursing in Africa will also hold sessions with the participants.

 DAY/ DATE/TIME ACTIVITY ResponsibleOfficer(s)
Day 1 Monday O8 April, 2019 Rapporteurs :
  08.00 – 08.30 ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION Registration Team
08.30 – 08.40 Welcome – The Dean, SONM, University of Ghana  
08.40 – 09.10 Introduction of Participants  
09.10 – 09.30 Preamble to the Working Sessions and Objectives of the Meeting Adejumo
09.30 –10.00 Draft Constitution and Operational Guidelines including Communication and DisseminationStrategiesfor the African Nurses and MidwivesNetwork for HealthcareDevelopment Irinoye
10.00 – 11.00 Working Session
11.00 – 11.30 Health Break
11.30 – 12.30 Presentations by Workgroups Irinoye
12.30 –1.00 Discussion of Presentations
13.00 –13.30 Costed Strategic and Action Plans’ and Financing the Network
13.30 –14.00 Lunch
14. 00 – 15.00 Presentations by Workgroups Moderator: Irinoye
15.00 – 16.30 General Feedback Participants
16..30 – 16.35 Closing Statements and Preamble to Day 2 Programme Adejumo
Day 2 Tuesday, 09 April, 2019
08.30 – 08.40 Re-cap of Day One Activities Rapporteurs
08.40 – 09.20 Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Irinoye
09.20 – 11.00 Working Session and Presentation of Reports from Groups
11.00 – 11.30 Health Break
11.30 – 12.45 Introducing the APN and the African Coalition on APN
Bongi Sibanda – AfrIPEN & Anglophone Africa APN Coalition Coordinator
Stacie Stender – Jhpiego
Dr Minna Miller -ICN NP/APNN Core Steering Group Project Coordinator&BC Children’s Hosp
Edna Kimaiyo-Nursing Council of Kenya
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.30  
14.30 – 16.00
16.00 – 16.15
16.15 – 16.45 Resolutions Participants
16.45 –175.00 Workshop Evaluation &Closure

Facilitators and Rapporteurs

OmololaIrinoye, ObafemiAwolowoUniversity, Ile-Ife, Nigeria/LNA

OluyinkaAdejumo, New York university, Rory Meyer School of Nursing/University of Rwanda School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONM)

Rebecca White, University of Illinois, Chicago/University of Rwanda SONM

Johnson Richmond Dayo, Advisory Board Chairman LeadNurseAfrica

Collins Ogbolu, Executive Director, LeadNurseAfrica


ConfirmedParticipants by Country and Organizations :

Ghana :

Nigeria :


Kenya :

South Africa :

Zimbabwe :

Kingdom of Etswatini :

Botswana :



Day 3 – Wednesday 10 April, 2018 – Conference
Morning Session: Opening Ceremony:
8.30 – 9.00 Arrival of Guests
9.00 – 9.05 Ghana National Anthem and Nurses Anthem
9.05 – 9.10 Introduction of the Dignitaries
9.10 – 9.20 Welcome Address – Dr Lydia Aziato (PhD, RN) (Associate Professor), Ag. Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana
9.20 – 9.30 Opening Remarks –  The Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Prof. Patrick F. Aye-Kumi
9.30 – 10.30 Keynote address:  Health and Healthcare for Africans – Beyond Rhetorics and Challenging Normatives for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals – Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, The Director General of the Ghana Health Service.
10.30 – 10.40 Award Presentation
10.40 – 11.10 Goodwill message – Countries Attending the Conference/ Officials of Ministry of Health
11.10 – 11.15 Short Entertainment – Ghanaian Cultural Dance
11.15 – 11.20 Conference declared open –  Hon. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, The honorable  Minister of Health, Ghana
11:20 – 11.25 Vote of Thanks and Announcements – Richmond Dayo Johnson (Advisory Board Chairman, LNA)
11.00 – 11.30 Health Break
Session Two
11.30 – 12.10 Plenary 1 – ‘Evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice in the 21st century: Dynamics and challenges the triad’ – Lydia Aziato (PhD, RN), Associate Professor&Ag. Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana
12.10 – 1.00 Plenary 2 – Technology for Health Promotion and Healthcare Access for Africans in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals – Prospects  – AbimbolaAdebakin (CEO, Advantage Health Africa)
1.00 – 2.00 UNAIDS
2.00 – 3.00 Lunch
3.00 – 4.30 Scientific Sessions (12 papers in 2 Concurrent Sessions)
Concurrent Sessions
Sexual Reproductive Health/Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Non-Communicable Diseases /Infectious diseases Mental Health/Nursing Knowledge
3.00 – 3.15 Paper 1: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 017: Alternating Birth positions – Cecilia AmaAmpadu, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, and Kofi Adusei.


Paper 2: LNA-UofG2019/031– An Adapted Collaborative Care Model to Manage the Co-morbidities of Depression and Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in Rwanda – Madeleine MUKESHIMANA and Holli A. DeVon Paper 3: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 020: Public perception of Community Psychiatric Nurses in the Accra Metropolis: A qualitative study – Abigail AnsereBuertey
3.15 – 3.30 Paper 4: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 024 – Sexually Transmitted Infections and  the Link to Infertility among Native Africans – Linda NgoziImoh,MSN, FNP-BC, GNE, Paper 5: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 011: Awareness And Willingness To Accept Premarital Genotype Screening Among Undergraduate Students Of Bayero University Kano – IdrisAbdulrashid, HamzaRuqayyaUsman, Umar Lawal Bello, Aisha Abdullahi Suleiman, MbaChioma Judith, Bilkisu Umar Bayero, Umar Adam Intisar paper 6: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 016: Short-Stay Palliative Pain Management For Southwestern VA – Chris RUMSEY
3.30 – 3.45 Paper 7: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 010: Exploring the Role of Health Services in Supporting Women Using the PMTCT Program – Joyce KAMANZI and Dr. Solina M. Richter Paper 8 LNA-UofG2019/Abs 019: Qualitative exploration of perceived

inhibitors of exclusive breastfeeding among pregnant teenagers in Ghana. Angela KwartemaaAcheampong

Paper 9: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 012: Exploring the Coping Strategies Women Who Completed Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer Adapt in Accra Metropolis – Gbande Sulleh, Lydia Aziato and Lillian AkorfaOhene
3.45 – 4.00 Paper 10: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 009 – Reintegration: A Need for Policy Development in Obstetric Fistula Care – Kimberly Jarvis, Solina Richter, Helen Vallianatos& Priscilla Boakye Paper 11: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 018: Determinants And Preventive Practices Of Physicians And Midwives Toward Vertical Transmission Of Hepatitis B In Ghana – Charles AmpongAdjei, Gilbert Ti-enkawolNachinab and Fidelis Atibila Paper 12:LNA-UofG2019/Abs 034: Assessment of Content, Method and Patients’ Perception of Health Education by Nurses in Selected Healthcare Settings in Ile-Ife – Ayandiran Emmanuel

Olufemi and AjisoodunBolaji

4.00 – 4.15 Paper 13: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 021 – Counted Among Women: Exploring the Experiences of Women Post-Obstetric Fistula Repair in Northern Ghana – Kimberly Jarvis , Helen Vallianatos , Solina Richter , DCur, and Priscilla Boakye Paper 14: LNA-UofG2019/AbsLT01Common Health Problems And Use Of School Health Clinics Among Boarding Secondary School Students,  Kano Nigeria         Ahmed Suberu


Paper 15: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 040: Knowledge of screening and management strategies for gestational diabetes mellitus among primary health care providers in Ile-Ife, Nigeria – OginniMO, Ogunfowokan AA, Aluko OO, Awotunde BO &Olowookere SA
4.15 – 4.30 . Paper 16: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 022:  Awareness and Participation Of Men In Birth Preparedness And Complication Readiness In Kura Town, Kura Local Government Area Kano State- Umar Yunusa,  Ramla Umar Sule, Umar Bello Lawal, IdrisAbdhulrashid, and Paper 17: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 026 – Management of diarrhoeal diseases in children of market women in Accra, Ghana – Matilda Anim-Larbi, Patience Aniteye& Thomas AkuettehNdanu Paper 18: LNA-UofG2019 /Abs033 Nursing Students’ Perception and Satisfaction with Baccalaureate Nursing Programme of ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife – Ayandiran Emmanuel Olufemi and IbiyemiOluwaseun Cecilia
4.30 – 4.40 Close and Announcements
Day 4 Thursday, 11 April, 2019
8.00 – 8.30 Improv Injection: Replacing the prescription with Improv – OluwadamilolaApotieri-Abdulai
8:30 – 11:30 Plenary 3 – Introduction to the Transformational Leadership program for nursing leaders in Africa.

          1. Overview of how and why the program was built- building blocks to a transformational journey
          2. Overview of the Virtual program
          3. Overview of the Learning platform
          4. Overview of the Coaching components
  1. What can you expect from us? Let us show you and get you excited!
    1. Initiation to the Ikigai concept —Active participation
    2. The concept of PERMA


  1. the Insights tool
    1. you and your insights profile— Active participation
    2. your team and the insights profile
    3. walk the wheel— Active participation


The Panacea Learning Platform and Pursuit NHA International – Danielle Imbeault and Paul Allen


11.30 – 12.00 Health Break


Situational Leadership

What is situational leadership? The concepts

Role play on stage of leadership situations

The scenarios will have been provided by the participants in an anonymous way.


Opportunity to share with a neighbors– Active participation


Your learning Style… Active participation


Coaching and Learning Style— why knowing them is key to successful coaching


The Panacea Learning Platform and Pursuit NHA International – Danielle Imbeault and Paul Allen





  Nursing Knowledge, Practice and Innovations Family Health & Family Nursing/Infectious diseases Leadership, Health Systems and Management
1.00 -1.15 Paper 19:LNA-UoG2019… – It takes a village to raise an APN: Educational Leadership Lessons from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Ambassador Program – Bongi


Paper 20: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 025 – Self-directed female migration:  Health and wellness of elder family caregivers – : M.S. Richter, V.Yakong , P.Aniteye, K.D. Jarvis, H. Vallianatos&K.AnsuKyeremeh Paper 21: LNA-UoG2019/Abs 004:Transformational Leadership in the Nursing Profession: Perceptions and Implications on Nursing Practice in a Referral Hospital in Rwanda – Alice Nyirazigama and OluyinkaAdejumo
1.15 – 1.30 Paper 15: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 029: SBAR as a Method of Communication Enhancement for Quality and Safety Outcomes – Rebecca White Infectious Diseases

Paper 22: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 018: Determinants And Preventive Practices Of Physicians And Midwives Toward Vertical Transmission Of Hepatitis B In Ghana – Charles AmpongAdjei, Gilbert Ti-enkawolNachinab and Fidelis Atibila

Paper 23: LNA-UofG2019/Abs032: Performance assessment practices of nurse managers at Korle-Bu teaching hospital – Theresa Barnes, Adelaide Maria AnsahOfei, AtweiAdzoKwashie
Sexual Reproductive Health/Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
1.30 – 1.45 Paper 24: S. Richter and K.D. Jarvis

Abstract No and Title: LNA-UofG2019 Abs 031: Auto-ethnography: Personal reflections on Universal Health Care and Universal Access.  Are we addressing the Sustainable Development Goals?

Paper 25: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 008 – Experiences of The Caregivers of Children Living with ASD In Accra – Brantuo Wholly Kennedy Komla Paper 26: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 036: A Comparative Analysis of the Institutional Arrangements, Functioning and Effectiveness of Nursing Governance Structures in South Africa and Ghana: Implications for Universal Health Coverage – Christmals CD, Aziato L, Ditlopo P &Rispel L
1,45 – 2.00 Paper 27: Paper 28:LNA-UofG2019/Abs 028: Globalization and Transitions in Abortion Care in Ghana – Patience Aniteye Paper 29: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 014: The SDGs and Advanced Practice Nursing: Findings from a Global SWOT Analysis – Elissa Ladd, Minna Miller, Kathy Wheeler, Samuel Wainaina, AbdulqadirNashwan, Heather McGrath, Francisca Aguirre, Anna Neary, Susanna Lee, Beverly Bird
2.00 – 3.00 Lunch
3.00 – 3.50 Plenary 4: Nurses as Leaders: Leadership Development Competencies – Esther Oshunluyi, DNP(c), MSN, RN, RM, PHN
3.40- 4:30 Plenary 5: Effective communication: Creating effective team and improving transformational leadership influence – HanlieKapp
4.30- – 4.40 Close and Announcements
Day 5 Friday, 12 April, 2019
8-9am Plenary 6:The role of Nursing in staging the state of health care in Africa,demonetizing and democratizing quality health care – Dr Abayomi Durojaye


9-9:9:40 Plenary 7: Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare: The role of nursing leadership in achieving Sustainable Development Goals – Prof Okoronkwo


E-health & ICT in Nursing Education and Practice
9:40-10:30 Paper 30: LNA-UofG2019 —–– Effect of Mobile Application on Health Workers’ Knowledge of Routine Immunization at Primary Health Care Facilities in Kano State – Abubakar Ahmad Rufai, Muhammad Hayat Imam Gommaa, JunaidSahalu, and Sambo Muhammad Nasir Paper 31: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 015: Capacity Building through Telehealth and Distance Nursing Education at the University of Botswana – Dr. Deborah C. Gray and MabediKgositau Paper 32: LNA-UofG2019 /Abs033 Nursing Students’ Perception and Satisfaction with Baccalaureate Nursing Programme of ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife – Ayandiran Emmanuel Olufemi and IbiyemiOluwaseun Cecilia
10:30-10:45 Paper 33: LNA-UofG2019 —– Efficacy of Telephone Call Reminders in Improving Rates of Routine Immunization Services Uptake by Mothers in Taraba State – Ada Nwaneri, Ikpa, Ebere Gabriella and Justin AgoryeIngwu Paper 34: LNA-UofG2019/ Abs 030 – Using Technology to Decrease Maternal Mortality: Bridging the Patient/Provider Gap – Kodam, Ruth Sally; Anto-Ocrah, Martina;  Narh, Emmanuel; Paper 35:
10:45 -11:00 Paper 37: LNA-UofG2019/Abs 013: Global Volunteerism for Community Health Improvement: A Nursing Initiative – Esther Oshunluyi Paper 37: Paper 38:
11:00-11:15 Paper 39 Paper 40: Paper 41:
11.15-11:30 Paper 42:
11.30 – 12.00 Consultative Meetings Consultative Meetings
12.00 – 12.30 Health Break
12.30 – 1:30 Private Nursing Practice: Challenges and Prospects for Healthcare Access for Population Health in Africa – Panel Discussion
1.30 – 2.00 Cultural Entertainment
2.00 – 2.20 The Next Conference – Kenya
2.20 – 5.30 Tour




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