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‘Government designates 2019 as the year of nurses’ 2019-05-15

AKU School of Nursing and Midwifery celebrates International Midwives’ Day, International Nurses Day. PHOTO: FILE
The Express Tribune Pakistan Sindh


The government of Pakistan has designated 2019 as the year of nursing. Recognising their role in promoting universal healthcare and safeguarding women’s rights, the government is working to enhance the role and voices of nurses and midwives in making a health policy. These views were expressed by speakers at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) at an event held on Friday in honour of International Midwives’ Day and International Nurses Day. The former is commemorated on May 5 and the latter on May 12 annually across the globe.

Speech by His H. the Aga Khan at the Archon Award Ceremony of Sigma Theta Tau International (Copenhagen, Denmark) 2001-06-07

Copenhagen Congress Center   2001-06-07

Thank you very much, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Wykle, for your warm and generous words of introduction. It is an honour to have been selected as a recipient of a leadership award by such a distinguished international professional organisation working in the field of health. It is particularly meaningful to receive this recognition from Sigma Theta Tau with its record of focussed dedication to the global advancement of nursing. I have long felt the enhancement of the nursing profession to be absolutely critical to the improvement of health care in the developing world, and the Islamic world.

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