29TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Zimbabwe Nurses Association Annual General Meeting will be held from the 27th to 30th November 2014. The Matebeleland North Provincial Chairperson visited hotels in Victoria Falls and came up with a number of hotels.The Standing Committee members visited the hotels and chose the Elephant Hills as the ideal hotel to accommodate 200 guests. Initial payment was done and the rest of the money for booking was paid.
ZIMBABWE HOSTS ECSACON CONFERENCE
ZINA visits separated conjoined twins
ZINA NEWS FROM THE PRESIDENT
On the 31st July 2014, ZINA President, Mrs Regina Piano Smith, was appointed as a part-time member of the Health Services Board by the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr D Parirenyatwa. Mrs Smith has since attended a number of meetings. Her hope is to influence the Health Services Board to lobby for an appropriate salary for health workers. Nurses posts were unfrozen but the establishment for all Government health institutions remains low and were last reviewed soon after independence. Mrs Smith will also lobby for none monetary incentives like loans to purchase houses, cars etc.
Her wish is to see the 2,500 nurses currently unemployed, employed as a matter of urgency to improve on the quality of nursing care. There is a chronic shortage of staff in the Government health centres.
ZINA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
A ZINA team made up of Mr M Chipfurutse, Mr E Dongo, Mr E Nhema and Mr D Mpofu are touring around the country on membership and recruitment drive. Look out for them in your area.