Workshop on
Nursing Management of Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgeries from April 2-9, 2003

The overall purpose of the workshop is to update and improve upon the knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners of various levels concerning bio-technical advancement and challenges in the area of cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeries.


Policy & Position Statement > Womenís Health and Development :
Policy > Strikes - Nursing Identity
Position Statement > Rights of Children - Safeguarding Environment - Substance Abuse/ Drug Abuse - Baby - Friendly Hospital Initiative - Nursing Education - HIV/AIDS - Population Stabilization - Disaster Preparedness - Womenís Health and Development - Nursesí Role in Planning and Policy Making - Nursesí Role in Care of the Elderly - Human Rights - Gender Management System - Safeguarding The Health Of Young People

Womenís Health and Development


The wealth of nations depends on the health of women for many reasons. Women burdened with ill health will not be able to function as sole or primary care providers for their children, spouses, parents and the elderly unless they are educated about their basic human right to health and development.

Because of their vulnerability, stemming from the physical environment in which they live and work, lack of knowledge and information, low income earning capacity and purchasing power, and other socio-economic factors, specifically related to gender, they are not able to make use of their right to health and development.

It has been evident that the education and liberation of women is the only way to solve most of the issue contributing to their ill health and lack of development.

It is a well recognised and accepted fact that all over the world women are the sustaining force of the individual comm