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Nursing Group Mark 60th Anniversary

The Fiji Nursing Association (FNA) annual general meeting opened yesterday marking its 60th Diamond Jubilee anniversary. The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar, was chief guest during the
23 Apr 2017 10:50
Nursing Group Mark 60th Anniversary
Fiji Nursing Association members from Lautoka (from left) Shobna Ram , Elina Yavuli and Karishma Ram during their 60th annual general meeting in Suva on 22 April, 2017.Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Fiji Nursing Association (FNA) annual general meeting opened yesterday marking its 60th Diamond Jubilee anniversary.

The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar, was chief guest during the event at Studio 6 Apartments in Suva.

Addressing the audience, Ms Akbar reminded the nurses that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

She said the 17 SDGs covered a broad range of sustainable development issues for the world – such as ending poverty and hunger, combating climate change and improving health and education.

“Health has a central place in the SDGs with SDG three being to ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages’ and clearly nursing has a major role to play in relation to SDG three,” the minister said.

She said this year’s theme chosen by the Fiji Nursing Association ‘Nurses: a voice to lead: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ was also the International College of Nurses theme for the International Nurses Day this year.

“Its aim is to raise awareness – firstly amongst the nursing profession of what sustainable development goals are and why they matter,” she said.

“Nurses, you should celebrate your achievements, share your stories, and use your voices to lead.”

She said with nursing numbers and their wide distribution across the globe, nurses were among the best resources available to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The president of the Fiji Nursing Association, Sereima Tavi, acknowledged the presence of the nurses and making the event successful.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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