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Global Nurses United, 8/5/13

Peru

Nurses engage in peaceful protest near the home of President Ollanta Humala 

“We are here today asking the President for this situation to be resolved as soon as possible, to call upon him that we also have concerns about the health of the people and so we want to find solutions together," said Zoila Contrina, President of the Federation of Nurses.

Chimbote: Nurses Engage in a March with Coffin of Indifference

Nurses on indefinite strike mobilized through the main streets of the city of Chimbote (Ancash), carrying a coffin in which they wrote things like: "We are victims of the epidemic of indifference" and "Health is dying" to draw the attention of the authorities.

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Israel

Government to decide on future of school health services

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) debated ending the privatization of school health nurses in Israel yesterday.  A decision will be taken by the Israeli government in about a month.  School nurses have threatened to strike over this issue.

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Brazil

Brazil should focus less on doctors and more nurses, says expert

The Brazilian Ministry of Health is focusing excessively on the shortage of doctors and should follow the example of countries that have invested in the training of nurses and community workers as a way to fill bottleneck in serving the population, according to Ilona Kickbusch, director of the Global Health Program of the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

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New Zealand

 

Residential care 'in crisis' - Nurses Union

New Zealand Nurses Organisation calls for mandatory, minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in the elderly care sector.

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Argentina

Nurses Protest in Children's Hospital, They work "to rule" demanding the hiring of personnel

Estela Giménez, of United Nurses UTS, said “on Sunday there were 33 patients for two nurses,” and that sometimes each nurse takes care of 20 patients.

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