MESSAGE FROM THE SLNA PRESIDENT
I want to thank all the nurses, especially those that are working with the EBOLA patients and within confirmed areas. The SLNA Executive is with you and working with the Sierra Leone health authorities to improve your conditions of service. I am also encouraging you all to continue to practice universal precautions to protect yourselves and your patients.
SIERRA LEONE ATTENDS CNMF 21st BIENNIAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE
Mr Senesie Margao and Ms Hossinatu Mary Kanu represented Sierra Leone nurses and midwives at the 21st Biennial Meeting and Conference held in London 7-9 March 2014. The Sierra Leone representatives are pictured with the representatives from Ghana, Mrs Alice Asare-Allotey (retiring CNMF Board Member for West Africa) and Mr Kwaku Asante-Krobea (Ghana Registered Nurses Association President).
WORKING TOGETHER TO CARE
The President and Executive of the Sierra Leone Nurses Association encourage all nurses to join the SLNA so that together we can work to provide quality care for the benefit of the people of Sierra Leone.
Senesie Margao Elizabeth Atarrah
President-SLNA President Rutile Branch
SIERRA LEONE CHIEF NURSE ELECTED TO BOARD OF CNMF
At the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Ms Hossinatu Mary Kanu was elected unopposed to the positiion of Board Member for the West Africa Region of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation. Sierra Leone nurses can be very proud that this is only the second time a nurse from Sierra Leone has been elected to this position; the previous Board member from Sierra Leone being Miss Nadia Osborne who served from 1982-1990. The CNMF President congratulated Ms Hossinatu and the Board looks forward to her contribution to the work of the CNMF over the next four years.
MAKING PREGNANCY SAFER
The SLNA, in partnership with the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation and the Burdett Trust, and supported by the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, will be hosting another two maternal health updates later this year. Five maternal health updates have already been conducted in 2012 in Freetown, Makeni, Kenema, Bo and Freetown Western District.
SLNA CONTACT DETAILS
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