Ministry of Health Commemorates Nurses Week, May 11-16, 2014 Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

Belmopan, May 12, 2014. The Ministry of Health joins the International Council of Nurses and all nurses across the country in celebration of Nurses’ Week, May 11-16, 2014 and International Nurses Day on May 12th, 2014. This year, Nurses Week is being celebrated under the theme: “Nurses: A Force for Change. A Vital Resource for Health”.

 Most health regions across the country have planned a weeklong series of activities including church services, trainings, social events, health awareness in schools and publicity appearances on media shows. The main activity will be the National Nurses Conference to be held this Friday, May 16th in Dangriga Town. Deputy Director of Health Services for Nursing, Matron Augustina Elijio shared remarks on the occasion with all nurses in Belize - “We are in a world of constant change, and responding to these changes is difficult if are to take only a local approach. As nurses, it is mandatory that we remain committed as the patient is the source of control in Nursing.”

 International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 12th. In January 1974, the decision was made to celebrate the occasion on this date coinciding with the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, widely considered as the founder of modern nursing.

The Ministry of Health recognizes and thanks all nurses who have contributed to improving the health of ALL.