First Lady unveils the quilt at the GNPHN 2019

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Safari Park Hotel

Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveiling the quilt to mark the beginning of the 5th International Conference of the Global Network for Public Health Nursing (GNPHN) Conference.

She gave a key note speech on state of health care in Kenya and how universal health coverage can be easily achieved if health care workers are motivated by the government. 

Dr. Githinji Gitahi, CEO  Amref Africa was one of the keynote speakers throughout the conference. His notable speech on multidisciplinary system management of health with more regards to nurses was key. He compared health care to a leaking tap which urgently need to be closed. Amref being part of health related organization has been pivotal in administration of affordable health care to the people. 

Dr. Samuel Kimani, senior lecturer at the School of Nursing Sciences giving a presentation on compliance with iron and folic acid supplementations and associated factors among pregnant women.

He pointed out for multifaceted approaches to increase IFAS compliance which include increased awareness, targeted counselling, assured supply of combined iron-folic tablet and closer follow up on pregnant women.

Dr Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director Nursing Now campaign giving an address on how nursing should be improved to enhance maximum piloting of UHC.

 She highlighted need for investment in young nurses, motivation of employed nurses and enrolment of them in institutions of higher learning and leadership, policy making platforms in the continent.

She stressed much on nurses empowerment through conferences which nursing Now campaign is all about.

Dr. Lucy Bitok, senior lecturer at the School of Nursing Sciences and member of the planning committee gave a presentation on significance of dancing towards a healthy human resource for health.

Dancing tends to burn more calories and leads to weight loss and reduced risks of lifestyle related diseases. Dancing is much pivotal in self care among health care workers

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Sat, 2024-06-29 (All day)

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