Nursesarena Forum

Welcome, Guest: Help / Recent Posts / Search / Login / Register

Stats: 4195 Members, 8401 topics. Date: January 28, 2021, 05:06:27 AM

Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Honour Colleague Killed By Ebola - News - Nursesarena Forum

Nursesarena Forum / General Category / News / Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Honour Colleague Killed By Ebola (1545) Views

Pages (1) (Print) (Go Down)

Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Honour Colleague Killed By Ebola by katty : June 10, 2020, 05:36:20 PM
The Nigerian Universities Nursing Student Association (NUNSA), has announced Justina Ejelonu the ‘2020 Nurse of the Year’.

The gesture, according to the organiser, is in the spirit of celebrating this year’s International Nurses Week being the international year of nurses and midwives as announced by World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Council of Nurses (ICN).

The late Justina Ejelonu was a 25- year-old pregnant nurse and an employee of First Consultant Hospital, Lagos. She contracted the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in 2014 as one of those attending to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American immigrant who was EVD index case in Nigeria.

Ejelonu resumed at the hospital on July 2014, same month sawyer was admitted at the hospital. She was assigned to nurse the foreigner, a duty she carried out with diligence, energy and passion.

The association stated that though Ejelonu was bestowed a posthumous  award in December last year by the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, they expressed disappointment that Ejelonu is yet to be recognised like Dr Adedavoh who worked in the hospital and was the one who insisted Mr sawyer could not leave the hospital having been suspected of exhibiting some of the symptoms of EVD.

“NUNSA finds it so disheartening that our dear country has refused to honour this heroine whose life was cut short in the process of curbing the spread of the Ebola Virus disease.

‘’In lieu of this, NUNSA is celebrating the late Justina Ejelonu’s excellent service to humanity. We find her worthy of the posthumous award of ‘Nurse of the year’ in recognition of her heroic deed.”

Source: The Nation Newspaper

Pages (1)

Viewing this topic: 0 Members and 1 Guest

Strikes: JOHESU, Other Nigerian Health Unions Should be Scrapped- Lokoja CMD

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 0
Views: 1927
Last post January 28, 2015, 07:48:46 PM
by Idowu Olabode
Nigerian doctors separate conjoined twins in U.S.

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 0
Views: 942
Last post March 02, 2015, 11:29:59 AM
by Idowu Olabode
WHO blames pesticide for ‘mysterious deaths’ in Nigerian town

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 0
Views: 1692
Last post April 19, 2015, 01:33:39 PM
by Idowu Olabode
How Nigerian govt ruins midwives scheme, fails to fight maternal deaths

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 1
Views: 2276
Last post April 27, 2015, 11:20:40 AM
by Idowu Olabode
Nigerian govt raises panel to screen degrees obtained abroad — NUC

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 0
Views: 863
Last post May 08, 2015, 06:28:03 AM
by Idowu Olabode

(Go Up)

Nursesarena Forum - Copyright © 2014 - 2021 Developed By Martin Sunday. All rights reserved.
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2019, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums

Disclaimer: Every Nursesarena Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nursesarena Forum.