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To oversee the provision of quality Nursing and Midwifery services in the Country.


  • To enhance quality of Nursing and Midwifery services at all levels provided by both public and private sectors.
  • To provide strategic technical advice to the Government on Nursing and Midwifery services within the health care system;
  • To promote evidence based and standardize nursing and midwifery practice.
  • To develop collaborative partnership with key stakeholders at National, Regional and International levels: and
  • To coordinate in-service professional development training for nursing and midwifery.

The Division will be led by a Director and will have two (2) Sections as follows: -

  • Quality Improvement Section; and

(ii)Clinical Services Quality Improvement Section

The section will perform the following activities: -

  • Develop/Review clinical nursing and midwifery services guidelines standards, protocols, indicators and monitor their implementation and application:
  • Develop system of planning, monitoring and evaluating performance of quality assurance in nursing and midwifery practice at all levels of health care;
  • Collaborate with other heads of divisions, regulatory bodies, associations and other key stakeholders on issues pertaining to improving the quality of nursing and midwifery care.
  • Coordinate and conduct mentorship and supportive   supervision to improve quality in nursing and midwifery services;  
  • Liaise with Regional Health Management Teams (RHMT)  
  • with regards to quality improvement in Nursing and Midwifery health care services;
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation plans to identify strengths and gaps in improving the quality of nursing and midwifery services; 
  • Coordinate all midwifery activities to improve the quality of care in maternal, neonatal and child health;
  • Coordinate all nursing and midwifery activities pertaining to infection prevention and control for health quality assurance;
  • Coordinate and conduct clinical audits to improve the quality of nursing and midwifery services;
  • Enhance capacity building and career development for nurses and midwives in line with services provision;
  • Ensure the application of even distribution during posting of nurses and midwives at all levels of services provision;
  • Identify Nursing and midwifery training needs countrywide.
  • according to services provision needs.

This Section will be led by Assistant Director. Clinical Services Section:

The Section will perform the following activities: -

  • Develop and review protocols for appropriate service provision according to strategies, policy guidelines and standards to ensure smooth running of clinical services;
  • Develop monitoring tools clinical services;
  • Facilitate provision of technical support of clinical administration and management country wide;
  • Liaise with heads of other departments on issues related to clinical management and its requirements;
  • Coordinate availability of appropriate infrastructure, human resource, medical and non-medical equipment’s, supplies, commodities and medicines to ensure smooth running of services at different levels of care and different sites of health service provision;
  • Facilitate and conduct supportive supervision and evaluate quality of care at country wide
  • Facilitate quarterly and annual evaluation meetings on nursing and midwifery services to the Regional Nursing Officer; and
  • Liaise with other authorities at national and regional levels in identification and selection of nursing and midwifery leaders.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.