Staff Training

One of our objectives at the SIM Galmi Hospital is to develop the level of professionalism and competence of our Nigerien employees.  We believe that by investing in our staff we will see an overall improvement in the level of care that our patients receive.

Purpose of the Staff Training Project

In the 1990’s our hospital transitioned from a nursing staff composed uniquely of expatriate missionaries to a handful of qualified Nigerien nurses and a team of nursing aides, who were trained onsite.  Over the decade it became apparent that further training for our staff would be necessary.

In 1998 we began sending staff for further training in nursing, midwifery and lab training.  Since that time, these scholarships have been extended to various medical and non-medical professions.

How the Project Works

Each year scholarships are granted based on certain criteria, staff that qualify are invited to apply.  While scholarship recipients are away at their training program, the student also receives a stipend to cover living expenses while away from home.

In order to ensure the investment in Galmi Hospital’s future and the success of this project, students commit to work two years at the hospital for every year they are away at school.

The project also provides funding for workshops and conferences that provide professional development or further training for our staff.  This funding would cover workshop fees, room and board during the course, and transportation costs.

How to Support the Project

Interested in supporting the work of the SIM Galmi Hospital by contributing to the Staff Training Project?

Choose your country:


Canada (be sure to enter project #97210)

East Asia (be sure to include project #97210 on your cheque)

France (be sure to choose “projet” then type in: Projet no 97210)

New Zealand (be sure to enter project name and number 97210)

United Kingdom (choose “give now” or “give regularly”, then select “my chosen project”, enter in Staff Training at Galmi Hospital 97210)

United States (select “support a project” and search for project #97210)

*Don’t see your country here, link to one of our international SIM offices that are able to accept donations.  Please contact them directly, and don’t forget our project number: 97210.