Brendah, one of far too many Ugandan orphans, tells of her mother’s struggle to provide security and education for her children, and of her own dreams for a better future. For Brendah, the International Council of Nurses’ “Girl Child Education Fund” was a timely lifeline in a desperate situation.
The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) has just completed a successful finance and risk management seminar in Nairobi with its development partners.
The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) has partnered with the Rwanda Nurses and Midwives Association (RNMA). Our long term development goal is a professionally competent, strong and sustainable national nurses organisation in Rwanda, empowered as a strong voice for nurses, nursing issues and service delivery.
For the very first time the Uganda National Association of Student Nurses and Midwives (UNASNM) has elected a female nurse as president. This is a welcome milepost in the increasing influence of female nurses in Uganda.
Three Norwegian nurses – Ingrid Korsboen, Ida Hilda Eriksen and Synne Marie Myhre from Drammen hospital – have recently completed a six week volunteer placement at Kagonda District Hospital in western Uganda.
The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) supports Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) with professional and organisational development, with financial support being provided by Norad. A recent, positive development is that ZUNO is opening offices in each of the country’s 10 provinces.
The Norwegian Nurses Organisation’s (NNO) long-term development goal when working with sister organisations in Africa is always the same – strong, bold and sustainable organisations that can serve their members and influence health care policy. NNO is pleased with recent developments with its sister organisation in Zambia. The Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) will soon be fully sustainable.
African nurses associations are realizing the importance of obtaining trade union status. Trade union status provides the legal status and right to negotiate on behalf of members. The nurses’ organisation of Botswana has recently been approved as a trade union. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) extends its warmest congratulations.
Dorothy Ngoma, previous Executive Director of the Malawi nurses organisation, has been presented with an award for her dedicated work for nurses and midwives in Malawi. The ceremony took place at the nurses’ organisation’s biennial general assembly. Vice President of Malawi H.E. Nkhumbo Kachali handed over the award. This recognition is just one in a series of events showing the growing recognition and influence of the Malawian nurses’ organisation.
The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) has been in contact with the Rwandese Nurses and Midwives Association (RNMA) these past two years. The purpose has been to determine whether NNO should provide professional and financial support to grow RNMA into a strong, bold and sustainable organization. November 22nd the NNO Executive Board passed a resolution approving collaboration.