REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Health Chief Administrative Secretary lauds nurses and midwives’ vital role in improving lives. Nairobi, KENYA Thursday September 6, 2018:

The Kenyan delegation matching to the venue of the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference and the 6th Quadrennial meeting of East, Central and Southern College of Nursing (ECSACON).

Delegates attending the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference and the 6th Quadrennial meeting of East, Central and Southern College of Nursing (ECSACON).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman delivers his speech at the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference and the 6th Quadrennial meeting of East, Central and Southern College of Nursing (ECSACON).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman has commended Nurses and Midwives for the key role they play in the delivery of health care services.

Speaking during the opening of the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference and the 6th Quadrennial meeting of East, Central and Southern College of Nursing (ECSACON), Dr. Rashid acknowledged that in most countries Nurses and midwives form the bulk of the health workforce and are providers of critical services in the health sector.

“Nurses and Midwives ensure that all children under-five years are fully immunized, and mothers deliver safely in our hospitals,’’ he noted.

He advised the nurses and midwives to make use of the current innovation that has been brought about by technology in particular area of post basic training

Dr. Rashid acknowledged ECSACON as one of the oldest colleges that was established in the region to ensure quality training of nurses and midwives and global standards of practice and regulation.

He disclosed that the Ministry of Health has set up a task force to look into ways of improving the quantity and quality of training of medical specialists in Kenya through the collegiate system.

He urged the college to embrace the collegiate system of training to ensure proper mentorship and transfer of skills especially from experienced and knowledgeable older nurses and midwives in the region resolve the dwindling healthcare workforce in many countries.

He however, observed that releasing practicing nurses on full time study leave is proving untenable even though skills development is core to quality of health care and appealed to the health care cadre to take que from the college of surgeons and others who have embraced fellowships as way of capacity building.

This is the second time Kenya is hosting this auspicious meeting. The first was in September, 2016 when about 700 nurses and midwives gathered at Safari Park for the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference.