Nursing Now Mozambique was launched on 04 December 2019 by the Ordem dos Enfermeiros de Moçambique in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Mozambique, Hospital Militar de Maputo and Fundacao Masc. For more information contact Grácio Guambe: firstname.lastname@example.org
The keynote speaker at the event was Luisa Dias Diogo, former Prime Minister of Mozambique and patron of Nursing Now Mozambique. Ms Diogo had the following to say on the day of the launch.
“I am not a nurse but as the daughter of one, I have a nurse’s DNA and the spirit of a nurse. I have learned that a nurse is resilient, always available to the community, eager for knowledge and always searching for solutions.”
Other attendees present at the event included the national director of health human resources representing the Ministry of Health, the president of the National Association of Nurses, directors of educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, nursing professionals and students and, delegates of the order of nurses from all the provinces of the country.
Nursing Now Mozambique pledged to influence employers in Mozambique to sign up to the Nightingale Challenge. Nursing Now Mozambique also launched a 5 point plan for 2019 – 2020.
- Hold a National Nursing Congress.
- Develop a National Nursing Development Plan.
- Train nursing professionals in management and leadership.
- Develop Terms of Reference for the management and leadership of nursing services in Mozambique.
- Conduct a Humanization Campaign oriented to nursing professionals.