PUBLISHER: DANIELS G.O
The Assistant Director Nursing, Lagos State Ministry of Health And Vice President Of West African College of Nursing Sola Aketi has appealed to government at all level to invest more in Nurses as a critical group of professionals in the nations health sector.
Aketi who was speaking at a Training organized by WHO/AFRO for Nurses in Lagos state said the need to invest in Nurses and stop treating them as second fiddle was more apt with the declaration of year 2020 as the year of the Nurses by the World Health Organisation.
She described Capacity Building as one of the resources needed to enhance the performance of an individual.
Through her persistent quest and her link to WHO/AFRO through her colleague Ishata Conteh ,the WHO Technical officer & DR Boukare she was able to commence a training connecting several Nurses from the west Africa Subregion,including Nurses in Lagos state to benefit from the Covid-19 response training which has in no small measure, contributed to the efficient management of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The training which began from March 25th to June 2020 had a session for all the health workers.
Apex Nurse Aketi Pushed her luck further and that culminated in another engagement from the 28th of July that is to terminate in October.
The Train the Trainer kind of training done in partnership with The WHO,Resources To Save lives And AFRO to deliver quality health Care to Patients Extends to other Nurses in the West African Sub region ,The Gambia, Siereleone ,Liberia, Ghana,Nigeria,Burkina Faso, Cameron, Kenya ,Niger Republic and Sri lanka.
The Programme which holds Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12-2 30pm according to Apex Nurse Sola Aketi has impacted to a large extent on Nurses.
With plans underway to extend the training to more Nurses who are yet to benefit, Apex Nurse Sola Aketi extends unreserved appreciation to funder..RSTL, the indefatigable
Programme Director.Prof.Prisca Olabisi Adejumo, W.H.O Tech.officer DR Boukare & Ma’am Ishata Conteh,
Madam President, WACN, (Prof.Faustina Oware Gyekye),The College Executive Secretary And others whose effort made this training possible.