Chiesi Foundation

19 October 2018

Chiesi Foundation in Rwanda at the first COINN African conference

Chiesi Foundation is back from an important event in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, where the 5th and 6th of October it took place the first African conference organized by the COINN (Council of International Neonatal Nurses) on the role of neonatal nurse: “New frontiers for neonatal care”.

The event was organized in collaboration with the University of Rwanda and the Rwanda Association of Neonatal Nurses (RANN). The main objective of the conference was to share experiences related to projects aiming at enhancing the quality of neonatal care and focusing on the key role of the mother and the family involvement in neonatal care.

The convention was organized by COINN, an international organization working for the advocacy at a global level of the role of neonatal nurse. Many organizations attended the conference, among them the WHO – World Health Organization, USAID - United States Agency for International Development, Save the Children, representatives from the academic world and different local organizations.

The event represents a crucial step in the path of global recognition of the professional figure of neonatal nurse, together with international and local institutions. For this reason, Chiesi Foundation was glad to join the event and to participate in the dialogue regarding of the key objectives of NEST project (Neonatal Essential Survival Technology): the recognition of the importance of the role of the nurse in neonatal care. A conference that marks the beginning of a common journey, starting from Africa.

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