Mon | Aug 21, 2017

Saluting Nurses -International Nurses Day

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 PM
Peter Mark Chin, deputy executive chairman of LASCO Affiliated Companies, converses with Janet Coore Farr, president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica during International Nurses Day press briefing at the Knutsford Court hotel recently. -Contributed
From left: Janet Coore Farr, president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica; Nadja Brown, LASCO/NAJ Student Nurse of the Year; Laverna Campbell, LASCO/NAJ Nurse of the Year; and Peter Mark Chin, deputy executive chairman of LASCO Affiliated Companies and managing director of LASCO Distributors participate in a symbolic cutting of the cake during the International Nurses Day press briefing. -Contributed
Keli-Gaye Dunbar (second right), marketing manager, LASCO Distributors, is all smiles with male nurses, (from left) Tajudeen Popoola, Joseph Ajayi and Derron Manning. -Contributed.
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The recent press briefing held on International Nurses Day, offered a unique platform for LASCO and the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) to celebrate the outstanding work of Jamaica’s dedicated nurses.

Under the 2017 theme — ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead  — Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’, the briefing was attended by stakeholders in the industry to give a preview of the week's activities which will address pertinent issues affecting the nursing profession.

The event was attended by Sancia Bennett Templer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health; Peter Mark Chin, executive deputy chairman of LASCO Affiliated Companies and managing director of LASCO Distributors Ltd.; Philip Armstrong, chairman South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA); Marva Lawson-Byfield, chief nursing officer, Ministry of Health; and Janett Coore Farr, president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica.