President to launch International Year of Nurses and Midwives in Seychelles

Monday 17th February 2020 – President Danny Faure will officially launch a yearlong series of activities to commemorate the InternationalYear of Nurses and Midwives in Seychelles on Friday 21st February at 9 am at AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

200 nurses from all over Seychelles, both in active practice and retired, representing both the public and private sectors will attend the event.

Vice-President of the International Council of Nurses, Sheila TLOU will also be present and deliver a speech at the invitation of the Nurses Association of the Republic of Seychelles.

Following the official launch nurses and midwives will continue to ponder over their professions throughout the day with presentations and reflections on their journey so far and on the collective professional journey that remains ahead of them.

Chief Nursing Officer of Seychelles, Ms. Gylian Mein explains that the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses have jointly proclaimed the International Year of Nurses and Midwives to draw attention to the vital roles nurses and midwives have to play to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, especially universal health coverage.

“2020 also coincides with the 200th year since the birth of Florence Nightingale, the trailblazer of the nursing
profession,” she said.

“Throughout the year, nurses in Seychelles will organize a large variety of educational, reflective and entertainment activities for the mind and the body,” she added.

“Some nurses will be rewarded for their remarkable life-long contributions whilst youths will be encouraged to join the profession. These activities will culminate on The International Day of Midwives on the 5th May and the International Day of Nurses on the 12th May,” she further added.

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Anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 are asked to report to special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre between 8am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. People who use these health centres for regular consultations, should go to their regional centres.


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