Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021. 10:10 am CST.
By Zoila Palma: Today, the Ministry of Health and Wellness joins the global community to celebrate International Nurses Day. The day is being observed under the theme, “Nurses: A voice to lead: A vision for future healthcare.”
International Nurses day is celebrated commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
This year, May 6th to 12th was set aside to honor all nurses countrywide.
The theme highlights the multiple roles that nurses play and their contributions to the healthcare system. Nurses are at the center of care, functioning in various aspects including surveillance, care and treatment, prevention and promotion of health, and at the policy level. The contributions of nursing to this health system are countless.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed livelihoods, employment and interactions with families and friends. It has affected lives immeasurably. Although faced with all these challenges, nurses continue to work persistently to safeguard Belizeans. Nurses have demonstrated their courage, compassion, and strength and they have been a shining light leading through the pandemic,” the ministry noted.
The ministry has committed to award 50 scholarships for practical nursing program at the University of Belize in August 2021.
The Ministry extends best wishes for a memorable and happy Nurses Week 2021!
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