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The Lesotho Nurses Association Report. By M. Z. Shelile LNA Secretary General 2-4 December 2010 Burgers Park Hotel Pretoria We care for the Nation. Lesotho Nurses Association. n. W. o. e. t. C. a. N. a. e. r. h. e. F. T. o. r. Content. Country’s profile

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the lesotho nurses association report

The Lesotho Nurses Association Report

By M. Z. Shelile

LNA Secretary General

2-4 December 2010

Burgers Park Hotel

Pretoria

We care for the Nation

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Content
  • Country’s profile
  • Mission and Vision
  • Membership
  • Professional Development
  • Services and Sustainability
  • Socio-economic welfare
  • Relationships
  • Achievements
  • Challenges

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Country’s profile
  • Completely Surrounded by RSA
  • 30 355 square kilometers
  • 1, 919, 552 people (2006 Census)
  • 2, 546 Registered Nurses (LNC 2010)

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Country’s profile(Map)

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Mission and Vision

Mission

Lesotho Nurses Association is committed to look after the interests of its members for professional development, through protection of members’ rights, continuing education and regulation of nursing and through development of nursing care standards.

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Mission and Vision

Vision

The Vision of LNA is a strong nursing leadership for a healthy, motivated and efficient health workforce serving the people of Lesotho.

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Membership
  • 18 Branches (all revived)
  • 50 more Nurses recruited
  • 300 more Student Nurses recruited
  • 2 Nursing Assistants recruited

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Membership

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Professional Development
  • Nursing and Midwifery (5 Year) strategic plan
  • Nursing Policy, Standards and Procedure Manual
  • Mobile Libraries
  • News Letter (pipeline)

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Services and Sustainability
  • Subscriptions
  • Book sales
  • Rent site to LNC (pipeline)
  • Lesotho Revenue Authority Wellness Project
  • Donor Funding for Projects

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Socio-Economic Welfare
  • Work Place Violence
  • Individualized Bargaining
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Caring for Caregivers (Wellness Center)
  • Lobbied for Director of Nursing Services

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Relationships
  • Locally: Lesotho Council of Non Governmental Organizations
  • Regionally: SANNAM & ECSACON
  • Internationally: ICN, CNF & ICM

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Relationships

SANNAM Affiliation

  • Work Place Violence Project
  • Strengthened and Empowered LNA
  • Experience and Exposure

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Achievements
  • Increased Membership
  • Established the student chapter
  • Celebrated International Nurses Day
  • Developed a position statement on Task-Shifting
  • LNA now is in Good terms with Minister of Health
  • LNA was represented at International meetings (SANNAM, Triad etc)
  • LNA President Selected into the ICN Abstract Committee
  • LNA signed MOU with LRA
  • LNA President presented papers at different forums
  • Had the most successful AGM Ever
  • Website in pipeline

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Challenges
  • Membership
  • Communication and Transport
  • Sustainability Donor funded Projects
  • Unionization
  • Employer’s Recognition of the Association
  • Ill health and death of nurses

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Thank you

Stay blessed

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