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Nurses challenged to speak up

Anesta Henry

Nurses challenged to speak up

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The challenges of a weakened health desk at CARICOM is a source of concern for Minister of Health Donville Inniss.
He said these challenges have resulted in some levels of chaos and confusion on regional health matters, coupled with inordinate delays in important regional health initiatives. He said there was an urgent need for the secretariat to be strengthened.
The minister voiced his concerns as he delivered the feature address at the 39th meeting of the Executive and Education Committees and the Eight Practice Committees Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body at the Pan American Health Organisation in Dayrells Road, St Michael (PAHO), earlier today.
Inniss also urged leaders of nursing bodies in the region to “let your voices be heard on these matters whilst at the same time doing all within your power to place nursing at the forefront of the regional health agenda.
“This yearly event offers an occasion for nurses to share their best practices and to promote discussion on training. There is no doubt that the Regional Nursing Body has exerted a profound influence on nursing education in the Caribbean by improving and maintaining standards, improving nursing service and generally contributing to the improvement of health care in the region.”