Nurses’ goal to cut child mortality
MATERNAL HEALTH CARE will be one of the primary areas of focus when the Barbados Nurses Association continues its activities this week.
As they celebrated International Nurses Day with a church service at St Cyprian’s Anglican Church to commence their Nurses Week activities, Barbados Nurses Association vice-president Margarette Wilson said this year’s theme is Closing The Gap: The Millennium Development Goals and they will focus on health-related goals, No. 6, 5 and 4.
Goal No. 4 is to reduce child mortality, No. 5 is to improve maternal health and goal No. 6 is to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Wilson said if they can fight domestic violence, prevent the death of yet another woman . . . if they can stamp out AIDS and cancer, then they can boast achievements. (LK)