The 2019 International Day of Nurses has been launched in Sunyani, the Bono Regional capital, with a call on health professionals to promote quality service and care delivery.
The occasion was also used to Commission the Bono Regional Secretariat and Guest House, of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association.
Deputy Director of the Regional Directorate of Health Services, Dr. Kofi Amo-Kodieh, assured the public that the Malaria Vaccine trials on-going in the country is safe and poses no threat to children .
International Day of Nurses is held annually to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale in 1820, the foundational philosopher of modern nursing.
The event, established in 1974 by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), also serves to highlight the important role nurses fulfill in health care.
The 2019 National Day of Nurses was launched in the Bono Region.
Addressing the gathering, the President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Dr. Kwaku Asante-Krobea said the conscious efforts of Nurses and Midwives stand out and there is the need for them to restore their commitment to their duty.
He called on Government to prioritise issues in the health sector to avoid labour agitation.
Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah commended the Nurses and Midwives for their Contribution towards national development.
The Bono Regional Chief of Nursing and Midwifery Officer Ms. Mary Boakye pledged the commitment and dedication of the Midwives and Nurses to Health delivery, saying they are the face of Health care.
Awards were presented to some Nurses and Midwives from Ten Regions who contributed immensely to ensure quality Health delivery in their areas