Sunday, August 5, 2007

Promoting the Image of Nursing In Africa

Throughout our interactions with nurses in Uganda, it was apparent that like in many African countries, alot of work still needs to be done to enhance the image of the nursing profession globally. For example when we visited Buwenge rural clinic, in Uganda, it was disheartening to witness firsthand the fact that nurses could not afford uniforms. The government provides 1 nursing uniform every 4 years. For this reason nurses like Mary, Hellen and Stella, are forced to wear regular clothes to work
According to the Center for Nursing Advocacy,

"Professional looking uniforms help create a public image of nurses as educated professionals deserving respect"
Uniform costs in Uganda is estimated at $20 per uniform. For this reason, NTAHI is committed to enhancing the image of nursing worldwide, one nurse at a time. You can help us achieve our goals by supporting our Uniform Drive for Ugandan nurses. Click here for more details

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