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Happy Nurses Week!

Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018. 8:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:This week is celebrated internationally as Nurses’ Week. Every year Nurse Week is celebrated from May 6 to 12.

The International Council of Nurses celebrates the week annually and this year the theme is: “Nurses, A Voice to Lead: Health is a Human Right”.

Nurse Week provides an opportunity to give recognition to nurses and educate the public about the impact they have on health and the prevention of diseases.

In January 1974, the International Council of Nurses proclaimed that May 12 would be “International Nurses Day.” In response, United States President Richard Nixon issued a proclamation that a week would be designated by the White House as National Nurses Week.

Nurses form a group of important healthcare professionals in Belize and over the globe.

Belizean nurses started the week with a special mass.

Activities will be held countrywide including staff appreciation day, home visits to sick and retired nurses, and other social activities for nurses.

On Friday, May 11,the Nurses Association will host its Annual Conference to be held at the Father Ring’s Parish Hall in Punta Gorda town.

The Ministry of Health salutes all nurses for their tireless efforts and for their unwavering dedication to this noble profession.

Happy Nurses Week!

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