NYSNA Nurses Travel to Zimbabwe
In late September, NYSNA members joined a delegation of 10 nurses and one doctor in Zimbabwe for a medical mission. The Affrican country is in the midst of an economic crisis, resulting in a fuel shortage, power outages, food insecurity and an annual inflation rate of around 300 percent. The upheaval has also hit pharmacies, where critical drugs are in short supply. NYSNA volunteers were received by the CEO of the largest hospital in the country and visited the hospital's school of nursing and a region in southern Zimbabwe devastated by Cyclone Idai. Despite challenging conditions, nurses were able to serve nearly 700 patients across four villages in two days.
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