MINISTRY OF HEALTH FUNDS SLNA TO PROVIDE EBOLA PREVENTION TRAINING FOR NURSES

The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation funded the Sierra Leone Nurses Association to conduct Ebola infection prevention training in Bo, Kenema, Kailahun, Kono, Bombali, Koinadugu and Kambia Districts, and the Western Area. A copy of the report can be accessed from the link below as well as the challenges and recommendations identified by the nurses who attended the training.

http://www.chpa.co/Images/Acrobat-File.jpg Report on the training of Nurses on the prevention and care of Ebola patients by the Sierra Leone Nurses Association
http://www.chpa.co/Images/Acrobat-File.jpg Identified challenges and recommendations

President of Sierra Leone Nurses Association, Mr Senesie Margao said: "key issues in the fight against Ebola in our beloved country are
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*  the continuing training of nurses;

*  provision of food support to nurses in quarantine;

*  supportive supervision by SLNA and senior nurses;

*  support in the future for the children of the nurses who have

    died, especially those nurses who were not working but

    volunteered and lost their lives."

Mr Margao reported that as at 3 September, there were 1,115 confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone: 251 people have survived and returned home and 399 people have died including 40 nurses and three doctors.


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).


 

EBOLA UPDATE

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The President of the SLNA has raised concerns about the future for the children of nurses who have lost their lives caring for patients with Ebola. Forty nurses have now died, some of whom were not working but volunteered to help their nursing colleagues.


Mr Margao said "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 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.


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