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26 nurses graduate from QSSNAH

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 09/06/2020

26 nurses of the Ministry of Health successfully completed their studies on 2 different programs of the Queen Salote School of Nursing and Allied Health. Of these, 19 nurses completed their Advanced Diploma in Midwifery Level 6 and 7 student nurses their Advanced Diploma of Nursing Level 6.

In her remarks during the program, Health Minister – Hon. Dr. ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu says, this in an important milestone to the Ministry in strengthening their skills and knowledge also in preparing them to be more professional in their services.

The minister thanked “all midwives across the globe for supporting pregnant women, mothers, babies, families amid this COVID-19 pandemic. You are at the frontline listening to those who need to be listen to reducing their fear and stress. Providing necessary care and support. This is especially important during this time when all people are frightened about their safety and are anxious about their future especially pregnant women mothers, babies and children.”

She also elaborated on the important roles of midwives in Tonga and across the world.

“The nurses and midwives are at the frontline of this preparedness building capacity through training, strengthening health facilities, visiting communities to educate, engage and empower women and families to take ownership and lead the way. As a nurse myself I am trying my best to lead the preparation so that COVID-19 effects will be minimum in Tonga. We are all in this together in solidarity and I am sure we can all get out of it together stronger. I call all midwives around the globe and women. Let us celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize unite in solidarity our time is now. Graduate midwives of the Kingdom of Tonga your time is now”

Meanwhile, Health Director – Dr. Siale ‘Akau’ola says, midwives play an important role in ensuring the lives of both mothers and babies and that they are both healthy.

Also present at the graduation program were the families of the graduates, along with Diplomatic Corps.

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