The Executive Chairman of the Health Service Board Dr PLN Sikosana, Vice-Chairperson Professor A. Chideme-Munodawafa, Board Members; Dr S. Mungofa, S. Bhebhe and M. Gwaunza, Acting Executive Director A. Mbengwa, General Managers and Staff of the Health Service Board join the world in commemorating the International Nurses Day.

It is indeed, time to cherish the hard work, dedication, commitment and patience demonstrated by our nurses who have remained at the core of national duty in the face of Covid-19 epidemic.

Our nurses, whose heroic sacrifice, altruism and humility have earned themselves the latter-day hero status shall remain an inspiration to this generation and posterity. Their frontline role in the fight against pandemics and all other diseases has enabled the country to forge ahead in its development trajectory.

Celebrated this year under the theme Nurses: A voice to lead- invest in nursing and respect rights to secure Global health, the International Nurses Day was born out of the inspiration drawn from Florence Nightingale (Born on 12 May) whose legendary nursing care reflects the profession as a calling. The Board therefore, encourages all nurses to remain unyielding and dedicated to duty to achieve the objectives of NDS1 and Vision 2030 while providing a foundation for further achievement of SDG 3 on Universal Health Coverage.

As we celebrate this day, the Health Service Board cherishes the hard work demonstrated by the nurses and reaffirms its commitment to improving their environment and conditions of service.








“Pulling together for health”