Health Books International

TALC Nursing Books Programme

Can you imagine studying a subject like nursing without any textbooks at all ? Fund our TALC health books programme to African nursing schools and you would be helping train nurses to help the poor and sick.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 May 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 May 2012

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    Helping

Location

  • The books TALC sent are of most importance for Community Health workers. I...beg to receive more copies which could be used by every batch of students

    — Student nurse at Jalimo Health Workers Training School, Ethiopia, Oct. 2008

  • Much appreciation for your books you supplied to us. We have realy benefited from them

    — Student nurse, Ndologe School of Nursing, Tanzania, Nov. 2008

  • We are...hoping to set up an ophthalmic clinical officer training course for which these materials will be very useful.

    — SeniorTutor Ophthalmologist, Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan, Mar. 2008

  • The books TALC sent are of most importance for Community Health workers. I...beg to receive more copies which could be used by every batch of students

    — Student nurse at Jalimo Health Workers Training School, Ethiopia, Oct. 2008

  • Much appreciation for your books you supplied to us. We have realy benefited from them

    — Student nurse, Ndologe School of Nursing, Tanzania, Nov. 2008

  • We are...hoping to set up an ophthalmic clinical officer training course for which these materials will be very useful.

    — SeniorTutor Ophthalmologist, Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan, Mar. 2008

Situation

Student nurses in African colleges rarely have enough textbooks to study from. Often, for an intake of 50 or 100 students, there will be only 3 textbooks available, which generally stay with the tutors. The few textbooks are often out of date and not relevant to the conditions - lack of resources - the students will face when they leave college.

Solution

Under this programme, TALC sends new textbooks out to nurse training colleges, enough for one textbook between two students. This makes a significant difference to the studies of the students, as they are not having to rely on memorising tutors' notes they had to copy down from the blackboard.