National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives(NANNM) zones D and E has organized a joint workshop with the theme ‘Delivering Quality Healthcare Services for Communities, the Role of Nurses and Midwives; Prospect and Challenges’’
The NANNM National level has 5 zones for the connivance of administration, the D and E zones comprises of 18 Northern state of the Federation exclusive of Kwara state plus the FCT Abuja making 19 states, to look at the challenges of the profession and ways to better the Health service Delivery in the society.
The event took place at Crest Hotel along Rayfield Road Jos Plateau State, 10-13th –October 2017.
Declaring the workshop open, Special Guest of Honor, The Executive Governor of Plateau State Barr. Simon Lalong represented by the by the Commissioner for Health Plateau State and the Guest of Honor Hon. Kunden Kamshak welcomed Participants to Jos the Home of Peace and Tourism saying the Governor expressed joy with the choice of Jos, Plateau State as the venue of the workshop and commended the leadership of NANNM for the workshop saying it is an opportunity to improve, train, and re-train her Members in order to equip them with skills and capacity for a quality Healthcare Delivery services.
He went on to applaud NANNM saying the fear of a Nurse is the beginning of wisdom and called on the Nurses and Midwives to be patience with their colleagues saying there is no need for intra-professional rivalry, he also called on them to work together saying his doors are always open.
In a keynote address, the Guest Speaker at the occasion Alh . Umar Faruk represented by Comdr. Alheri called on the Nurses and Midwives to improve and better their profession for quality service delivery in the Society and also called on them to be law abiding and patient with Patients, respect the ethics of the profession and work hard despite challenges in the Health sector.
Goodwill messages were presented by the General secretary NANNM, Comdr. Thomas A. Shettima, His Majesty Royal Father of the day, Da Jacob Gyang Buba the Gbong Gwom Jos represented by Gwom Rei of Zawan, Da Christopher Mancha who commended NANNM and called on them to be patient and look beyond their challenges for the development of Nurses and Midwives in order to offer qualitative services to the people and stressed that Government will look into their plight.