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Flowers dished out to mark Year of the Nurse

They came bearing a message from President Uhuru Kenyatta

In Summary

• Nurses are a key responder on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 pandemic

St Francis Hospital nurse John Ngigi
St Francis Hospital nurse John Ngigi
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Nurses in health centres were on Monday treated to flowers to mark 'Nurses' Week' and '2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife' as declared by the World Health Organisation.

The treat was organised by the Kenya Healthcare Federation through Kepsa in partnership with Elgon Kenya and the Kenya Flower Council.

KHF board director Faith Muigai and SafeCare regional director carried the programme and also read out a message encrypted on the flower bouquet from President Uhuru Kenyatta to the nurses.

 

It said, "There have been few moments in history when the world has faced a crisis as far-reaching and consequential as this. It is exactly in moments such as this that we display our humanity, perseverance and hope. Whatever the adversity, no matter the foe, we shall triumph together. We stand united. Tuko pamoja."

Ngigi and St Francis admin head Fred Mumo receive a flower banquet and face masks from Safe Care regional director Faith Muigai
Ngigi and St Francis admin head Fred Mumo receive a flower banquet and face masks from Safe Care regional director Faith Muigai
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St Francis Hospital nurse Alphonce Muthini
St Francis Hospital nurse Alphonce Muthini
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Neema Hospital nursing officer in-charge Rose Mwangi and colleague Margret Musume
Neema Hospital nursing officer in-charge Rose Mwangi and colleague Margret Musume
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Jacaranda Maternity nurses Christine Luyo, Mary Muhando, Beatrice Ng’ang’a and Pricilla Shiphrah
Jacaranda Maternity nurses Christine Luyo, Mary Muhando, Beatrice Ng’ang’a and Pricilla Shiphrah
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St Francis Hospital chief nursing officer Grace Ndirangu with some of the flowers to distribute to various nurses at the hospital
St Francis Hospital chief nursing officer Grace Ndirangu with some of the flowers to distribute to various nurses at the hospital
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