About us

bettercare-summary-pitch-image‘When I go to hospital, I meet empowered nurses who love what they do.’

That’s the world we want to help build – and we’d like to work with you to do it. We design learning programmes for healthcare professionals so that they can learn, practice and deliver excellent patient care.

Our programmes can be used by self-organising study groups or in formal training. We believe:

  • Traditional training is too expensive and takes staff away from their patients.
  • Health professionals care deeply about their own development, and can be inspired and empowered to learn.
  • Peer-learning is the best learning: it is more motivating and effective to learn among trusted colleagues.
  • Health professionals need material that is appropriate to the places they live and work, especially in low-resource settings.

Learning programmes designed for peer learning also make ideal textbooks for formal training, because of their clear, step-by-step approach and simple language.

Originally developed by the Perinatal Education Programme, and improved constantly for over 25 years, Bettercare material is widely used by government and private hospitals, non-profit organisations and training institutions in South Africa and other countries. Our learning programmes bring the latest developments in child, perinatal and HIV care to healthcare professionals working in challenging circumstances. We make high-quality, affordable and up-to-date training possible in every facility, regardless of its history, resources or geographical location.

Bettercare works in close partnership with the Perinatal Education Trust (PET) and other partners.

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