The General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) has made headways by exhibiting at the Zambia International Trade Fare (ZITF) for the first time ever. The ZITF which has attracted hundreds and thousands of local and international exhibitors and show goers, respectively, has enabled members of the general public to learn the functions of the Council (GNCZ) including the products and services it offers to nursing and midwifery practitioners, nursing and midwifery training colleges and universities as well as members of the general public.
The GNCZ stand was earlier visited by the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary (Administration), Dr. Kennedy Malama who congratulated the Registrar, management and staff of GNCZ for what he referred to as “transformed GNCZ” and the good work the Council (GNCZ) was doing in enforcing compliance to nursing and midwifery education, training and practice standards in both public and private nursing and midwifery colleges and universities. Dr. Malama urged the Council to continue with the good works and ensure that standards are fully adhered to, not only in private nursing and midwifery colleges and universities, but also in public (government and faith based and owned) ones.
The GNCZ stand was also visited by the GNCZ Registrar and CEO himself, Dr. Aaron Banda who commended members of the GNCZ management team and staff for the teamwork and hard work being exhibited at all levels of the Council (GNCZ) to the benefit of the nursing and midwifery professions, members of the general public and the health sector as a whole.
Services being offered by GNCZ at the ZITF which started on 27th June 2018 and ends on 3rd July 2018 in Ndola, Copperbelt Province of Zambia, includes issuance of Nurses and midwives professional practicing licences to eligible nurse and midwifery practitioners as well as sale of nurses and midwives approved uniforms, professional badges and other professional accessories.
Also being taught at the GNCZ stand are tips on how the Council (GNCZ) handles complaints from patients, members of the general public as well as nurse and midwifery practitioners themselves. Furthermore, information is being shared concerning requirements for opening of private nursing and midwifery colleges and universities as well as the Council’s role of setting nursing education, training and practice standards as well as enforcing compliance to set standards and what it takes for one to become a professional nurse or a midwife, including the role of a nurse and a midwife in the community and in a clinical setting.
Thom D. Yung’ana
MANAGER REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
GENERAL NURSING COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA.