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International Relations

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Changes in health care system worldwide and changing social systems, political values and financial constraints in general necessitated DENOSA to connect nurses of South Africa with the rest of the world. The International Relations Department is the link between DENOSA and the outside world. The department’s main responsibility is to build, sustain and intensify relations with regional and international institutions and partners.

Our responsibilities include:

Making sure that DENOSA is well represented at regional and international forums.
Providing leadership with relevant information on international visits and international guests.
Disseminating information on global health issues that affect our members and country.
Running with programs that are initiated by our international and regional partners.
Promoting Solidarity within the region through SANNAM and assisting sister national nurses associations/ organizations (NNAs/o) build their organizations.
Prioritizing the strengthening of the SADC region and Africa.

DENOSA has established regional and international links by affiliating to:

 

Regional Network for NNA/O’s with Trade Union Status

DENOSA as a trade union is part of this informal network that is supported by the Norwegian Nurses Organization (NNO). The network facilitated by NNO Special Adviser, Mr. Michael Vitols is a platform for members to share experiences and further introduce strategies to deal with trade union complexities that they face in their respective countries. The network has since included members who do not have a trade union status but are working towards registering.

Member countries in the Regional Network are: Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

 

DENOSA Presentations at regional and international forums:

Presentation

Forum

Year

  1. Nursing & Midwifery engagement in policy setting & health system strengthening : DENOSA NCD Project, Presentation by General Secretary Thembeka Gwagwa

International Council of Nurses (ICN)

2012/05 

  1. NCD-related Activities in DENOSA,  Presentation by  General Secretary Thembeka Gwagwa

International Council of Nurses (ICN)

2012/05

  1. Role of Health Professionals & Women in Advocating For a Healthy Climate, Presentation by  General Secretary Thembeka Gwagwa

Climate Change & Health Summit

 

2011/12

  1. Universal Access to Healthcare: Addressing Inequalities (SOUTH AFRICA), Presentation by President Dorothy Matebeni

SANNAM

2011/11

  1. South Africa & the MDG’s: An analysis of achievements & challenges 2000-2015, Presentation by General Secretary Thembeka Gwagwa

SANNAM

2011/11

  1. Collaborations & Partnerships in Advancing MDG’s in Southern Africa (Case study, MONGOLIA), Presentation by Nombuso Madonda

SANNAM

2011/11

 

For other international enquiries please contact:

 

International Relations Coordinator

Tel: (012) 343 2315

Fax: (012) 344 0750

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