Closing event of the project “Technical Support to the Port Said Nursing Institute: 3 years of improvements”

Port Said– On December 5th 2018, in Port Said took place the closing event of the project “Technical Support to the Port Said Nursing Institute: 3 years of improvements” financed by AICS  and co-financed by University of Sassari and the Ministry of Health and Population.

The project started in 2016 with the aim to realize a center of excellence for the continuous education of nurses through the Italian expertise and know-how. During the last three years, several Italian, Egyptian and international experts carried out training for nurses on different topics such as Training of trainers (curriculum development, management of conflict, education skills and teaching methods), workshops (renal diseases, quality project, introduction to mental health and clown therapy), conference, technical courses (congenital hearth diseases, non communicable diseases, breastfeeding, neonatal care, infection control etc.), scholarships and research projects.

Through out the project were carried out 3000 ToTs and around 2500 nurses participated to courses and workshops.

The nursing institute of Port Said  is now a center of excellence for the nursing education sector in Egypt and this pilot will be up-scaled in a second phase that should start in 2019 extending the initiative also in South Sinai and Ismalia governorates.

The project coordinator Dr. Susanna Padrini, international nurse specialized in neonatal intensive care, with her dedication and charisma was able to transmit her passion to all the staff, students, ToTs, nurse and Port Said health practitioners that worked in the project.  Furthermore, the exchange and collaboration with the head of the nurse syndicate, Dr. Kawser aloud to have a concrete communication with the institutional counterpart Ministry of Health and Population and to advocate the need to improve the nursing education sector in Egypt.

To conclude, we all should remember:

“nursing is an art.

It’s one of the finest 


I almost said

the finest of the fine art.”

(Florence Nighingale)



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