Message from the Dean
Highly skilled nurses are essential to improving health outcomes in East Africa.
Welcome to the Aga Khan University's School of Nursing and Midwifery in East Africa (SONAM).
is integrated within a global, autonomous and not-for-profit
university, focused on increasing human resource and leadership capacity
in the developing world.
Our mission at SONAM East Africa is to
improve nursing skills. We enroll working nurses and train them to build
on their existing knowledge, skills and experience.
What is unique about our training?
use a dynamic model and innovative curriculum in a “work and learn”
programme that allows nurses to continue working while studying to
achieve higher level qualifications including BScN, BScM and other
The programmes focus on enhancing the ability
of nurses to improve the quality of health care and to excel in
professional nursing leadership. Our faculty provides expert tuition in a
range of nursing and leadership disciplines. By being innovative,
enterprising, and understanding the work environments of our students,
the faculty is able to ensure maximum relevance and quality in the
Our graduates form an energised and productive
part of the nursing workforce in both urban and rural health care
facilities. They share their skills and knowledge with other nurses in
the workplace, multiplying the benefits of their training. Nearly every
day I hear of another extraordinary accomplishment by a SONAM graduate
in health service delivery or leadership. Our alumni hold leadership
positions in hospitals, universities and colleges, government
authorities, businesses and non-profit organisations in East Africa.
am committed to the development of the nursing profession and its
ability to strengthen health systems in East Africa and contribute to an
overall improvement in the health status of the population.
Educate a nurse. Save a community.
Professor Sharon Brownie