LOS ANGELES — In an effort to help revive the Philippines nursing education system, a nursing school was built in the United States, setting the stage for a potential comeback in the country’s nursing workforce.
The project, known as a National Nursing School of the Philippines, was launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development, a private nonprofit agency based in the U,S.
that provides support for health care infrastructure and education in low- and middle-income countries.
The program has the backing of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has promised to revitalize the Philippines economy with a national nursing school that would be equipped with high-tech equipment.
The $2.6 billion project, called the Philippine Nursing School, will include a large campus in Los Angeles, a new facility in the capital, Manila, a hotel in Manila, offices in Manila and a campus in Visayas.
The facility will be located on the campus of the nonprofit National Nursing College of the Americas in Los Gatos, Calif.
It will provide training to Filipinos in nursing, nursing education, health care administration and clinical practice.
“The program is a model that I think is a good model for a country to be able to really develop a system of nursing in the developing world,” Duterte said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday.
Duterte has pledged to build about 100 new nursing schools by 2022, a promise he repeated in a speech in Manila last week.
He has also pledged to spend $10 billion to expand the number of nursing schools.
In a recent speech, Duterte pledged to provide 1,000 beds to Filipinas, including 500 to Filipina women, to help train nurses to become health care workers.
Duterte’s announcement came days after he said he was ready to launch the National Nursing Schools of the U..
S.A. program will provide funding and other support to Philippine nursing schools and to promote the Philippines’ national nursing program.
At the moment, only about 30,000 Filipinas are trained in nursing.
A national nursing education program has long been a hot topic in the developed world, and it has been embraced by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Nurses in the world’s poorest countries are struggling with chronic illnesses and are struggling to get basic medical care.