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Women in the forefront:

V-consult participated on 9 June 2017 in a large women’s conference held at  ”Latter Theatre”  on the Aker Brygge, Oslo. 500 participants, among them high profile Norwegian celebrities such as Anne Lindmo (Master of ceremonies), author Jo Nesbø and Vendela Kirsebom. Safia Abdi Haase held a passionate and personal talk about similarities between Norwegian and Somali cultures. …

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AFRICAN NURSES – A MULTITUDE OF CHALLENGES

The Norwegian Nurses Organization (NNO) has for several decades supported African nurses in developing a professional nursing service with better working conditions and salaries. A recent newspaper article in South Africa (Cape Times 18.03.2016) describes how nurses are being abused and threatened. This has led to demonstrations as the nurses take to the streets with …

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A stronger voice for African nurses

The voice and influence of African nurses is steadily growing, and the Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NSF) is pleased to be partner in this development. For NSF the end goal is building of strong, sustainable nurses’ organisations in southeastern Africa. Ugandan nurses (Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union) recently celebrated their recognition by government as a trade …

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BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE UGANDAN NURSES ORGANISATION

After years of intense struggle, the Ugandan Nurses Organisation has been approved as the rightful representative for nurses in Uganda. The Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has provided the nurses organisation with a code for deduction of membership fees directly over the members’ payslips. Revenue from membership fees are the organisation’s single …

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MALAWIAN NURSES HOLD SUCCESSFUL BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING

In 2006 our sister organisation lacked basic organisational structures with little activity, no offices or employees and very few members. The 2006 AGM was affected by this disarray. 8 years later, it was a pleasure to see a well-organised organisation conducting its BGM in an effective and professional manner. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) initiated collaboration …

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NNO STRENGTHENS PERFORMANCE-BASED REPORTING FOR DEVELOPMENT WORK

The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) has conducted a three day seminar in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal was to develop a more performance-based approach to NNO’s international development work. Three representatives each from sister organisations in Zambia, Uganda and Malawi attended the event which was hosted by the Rwanda Nurses and Midwives Union. Experiences were shared, …

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CHALLENGES, HOPES AND DREAMS FOR AN ORPHAN IN UGANDA

Brendah, one of far too many Ugandan orphans, tells of her mother’s struggle to provide security and education for her children, and of her own dreams for a better future. For Brendah, the International Council of Nurses’ “Girl Child Education Fund” was a timely lifeline in a desperate situation. ———————————– Brendah’s closing comment at the …

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STRONG, BOLD AND SUSTAINABLE IN ZAMBIA

The Norwegian Nurses Organisation’s (NNO) long-term development goal when working with sister organisations in Africa is always the same – strong, bold and sustainable organisations that can serve their members and influence health care policy. NNO is pleased with recent developments with its sister organisation in Zambia. The Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) will …

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SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS FOR ZAMBIAN NURSES

Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has successfully concluded negotiations on behalf of its nurse members in the public sector. The government in Zambia has recognized the importance of the nursing profession in providing quality care to its citizens. ZUNO has successfully concluded negotiations with government for nurses employed in public sector. Among the achievements …

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