NORMA N. GILL FOUNDATION (NNGF) / TWINNING PROJECT
The NNGF Twinning Project were established in 1999 to increase awareness of the differences between developed and emerging countries. By establishing and fostering links between Enterostomal Therapy Nurses in developed countries and registered nurses in emerging countries, the goal of the NNGF Twinning Project is to promote and develop the specialty of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing.
The aim is to narrow the gap in terms of what is available to the nurses and their patients in emerging countries in the areas of information, educational support and product availability.
The NNGF facilitates the Twinning Projects. However, the participating countries are free to develop and nurture their particular partnership according to the opportunities and needs of the emerging country. The NNGF Chairperson requests six-monthly reports.
The Twinning Projects can vary according to the needs of the emerging country. Examples include:
The NNGF welcomes collaboration with other charitable groups and patient organisations that may have an established twinning relationship or are thinking of developing a twinning project.
The NNGF Twinning Project has led to successful long and short term partnerships and improving the standards of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing around the globe.
For more information on the Twinning Projects or sponsorship opportunities contact the NNGF Committee Chairperson.