Delivering Quality, Serving Communities : Nurses
Leading Chronic Care
The fast developments in diagnostic tools and equipments and new modalities of
treatment have thrown new challenges for the healthcare personnel in general and
nursing professionals in particular. For, the application of the new devices entails
knowledge of new skills & know-how and training in hospitals, institutions and community
settings. To draw the attention of the world, the International Nurses Day, falling
on 12 May urges the nursing organisations and institutions to disseminate information
on diseases with higher prevalence to schools, workplaces, health centres and
community centres and also organise campaigns and events to raise health awareness.
State Branches of TNAI are also urged to work with advocacy groups and
community leaders to encourage programmes, events and activities for control of
chronic diseases at local level as also support patients and communities to lobby for
affordable and accessible healthy options.
The health of the new-born and the infants is high on agenda of health programmes
of all countries, more so in developing countries where the infant mortality, morbidity
and malnutrition continue to be disturbingly high. Nurse Midwives have been closely
associated with deliveries and protecting their interests. In this backdrop, the International
Confederation of Midwives (ICM), starting with 1992, observes the International
Day of the Midwife on 5 May each year. The theme of 2010 based in the
context of WHO Millennium Development Goals by 2015, to increase number of
midwives is,The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever .The Day tends
to bring awareness of the importance of midwives for the health of the neonates. The
State/UT branches of TNAI, support the mass campaigns and meets highlighting the
role of nurses and midwives. We believe, such efforts would help enhancing the role
and prestige of nurses and midwives, which they rightfully deserve.
TNAI wishes its readers a very happy “International Nurses Day”.