The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark International Nurses Day on May 12, 2020.The World Health Organization has declared the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwives”. Today May 12, 2020, we stand with the rest of the world to salute the contribution of nurses everywhere. As we continue to promote this noble profession let us be mindful of the ever-changing healthcare environment.
This year’s theme ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’ signifies the major role nurses play in delivering healthcare and improving the health of our people. During this public health crisis, nurses play and continue to play a critical role in managing and mitigating the spread of the disease.

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