The Papua New Guinea Nurses Association will be hosting its 13th annual National Symposium in Lae, starting next Monday.
The symposium is an avenue for nurses in the country, to learn from each other their work and hardships faced.
This year’s theme is ‘Nurses, a Force for a Change through public-private partnership’.
The PNG National Nurses Association made the announcement of the symposium today at a media conference.
Dr Nancy Buasi, Head of Nursing Division at UPNG, said this will benefit nurses in rural areas.
She said rural nurses’ need to know the updated resources available.
At the symposium, nurses will present their research papers, and stakeholders such as the Health Department will release information and promote policies.
Disaster and Crisis Management lessons will also be presented at the gathering.
The PNG Nurses Association is calling on all the Chief Executive Officers of the hospitals and Program Managers to make funding available for their nurses to attend this onetime event.
Furthermore, they are looking at getting K600,000 funding to host the event.