MAURITIUS NURSING ASSOCIATION by gyvwpsjkko

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									MAURITIUS NURSING
  ASSOCIATION
      PRESENTER
 KALLOOA BAGOOADUTH
      PRESIDENT
           -
    LUBAH JAGLALL
    VICE SECRETARY
                MAURITIUS
RECENT ECONOMIC & SOCIO-POLITICAL CONTEXT

•   1. National Economic Austerity
•   2. New Employment Relations Bill
•   3. National Stimulus Package
•   4. Trade Unions v/s National Pay Council
       Against 4 criteria for calculation of quantum
• 5. Unreasonable Rise in Fuel Price
• 6. Taxi & Heavy Vehicles ‘go slow’
• 7. International Diabetes Conference
             MAURITIUS
   RECENT ECONOMIC & SOCIO-POLITICAL CONTEXT
                      (contd)
• 8. Economic Recovery
    Recognised by the World Economic Forum
     1st in Africa

• 9. National Budget Presentation

• 10. Salary Compensation (only 2 criteria used)
• 11. Increase in Salary & Benefits For
     Ministers

• 12. Primary School Education Reform
               MAURITIUS
   RECENT ECONOMIC & SOCIO-POLITICAL CONTEXT
                      (contd)

• 13. PM participation in the World Conference on
  Global Warming & Climatic Changes- Copenhagen
      Mauritius – 6th Worldwide – in effort to
      decrease toxic gas emission

• 14. Abolition of Slavery
• 15. Hunger Strike by the Secretary of the
      Association for Consumers Protection

• 16. Government pedals back and accepts to demand
• 17. Coming General Election
       IMPACT ON HEALTH
• De-freezing of Projects
   1. Construction of a New Hospital
   2. Upgrading of existing Hospitals
   3. Construction of a new medi-clinic
   4. Opening of the Apollo Bramwell Private Hospital
   5. Mergers of Private Clinics
   6. Government incentives for medical tourism
   7. Setting up of Medical Schools
   8. National Diabetic Institute
   9. More investment in the Struggles against Diabetes
   10. Recruitment of Doctors & Student Nurses
   11. Promotion Exercises
CHALLENGES TO NURSING
• 1. Raise Educational Status

• 2. Market the value of Nursing

• 3. Major Shift in paradigm
     Biomedical Model – Autonomous Nursing Practice

• 4. Active involvement in
   -fights against diabetes & cardiovascular diseases
   -fights against HIV/AIDS
   -Community & School Health

   5. Safe Staffing
    NURSING ASSOCIATION
         MAURITIUS
• Professional Association and a Union

• Constitution Adopted in 1955

• Recognised by the Govt in 1955

• Significant level of collaboration with Govt
  especially with the MOH & QL & NGOs
    EXAMPLES OF COLLABORATIONS
• 1. Partial funding of the ICN/LFC Programs

• 2. International Nurses Day Celebrations
• 3. ICN / Merck Library

• 4. Local Training Program

  Post Graduate / Hospital Management (HUG)

• 5. Training abroad – Singapore/China/India

• 6. Launching of Protocol/Workplace Violence
• 7. Collaboration of the Ministry of Arts & Culture
NURSING CATEGORIES
      Nurses                           2000
      Nurses/Midwife                     700
      Midwife                            100
      HealthCare Assistants             1000
      Community Nurses                   115
      AIDS Specialised Nurses             60
      Nurse Educators                     15
                                       4000
 All categories eligible for registration with NA
          Membership Strength = 3000
      Branches = 2 (Mauritius & Rodrigues)
         AFFILIATIONS

• Federation of Civil Service & other
    Unions
•   ICN
•   SANNAM
•   CNF
•   ECSACON
•   NONA
COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

• NONA – Workplace Violence Project

• SANNAM – TOT HIV/AIDS Pretoria
•   Stigma & Discrimination Workshop
•   Infection control
•   Caring for Carers
•   Workplace Violence Project(SANNAM & NONA)
NURSING REGULATIONS & MNA

•   National Nursing Act
•   Code of Ethics
•   National Nursing Strategies
•   Nursing Council Act 2003
•   Level of Collaboration
•   Sources of Income
•   Fee Utilisation – Administrative Cost
•   Main Challenge in Sustainability = ---
    Membership fee
           OUR STRUGGLES
•   1. Gender discrimination – Midwifery Course
•   2. Workplace Violence
•   3. Education & Training
•   4. Socio Economic Welfare
•   5. Safe Staffing
•   6. Change of Uniform
•   7. PPE
MAURITIUS NURSING ASSOCIATION



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