The symposium is hosted annually by the National Professional Health Committee in partnership with the Papua New Guinea Nurses Association (PNGNA).
The event will be held in Lae, Morobe Province from October 10-14 and has already received support from the host provincial government, the National Department of Health and other corporate sponsors.
The Government through the National Gaming and Control Board has also chipped in with K100,000.
PNGNA acting vice president Fredrick Kebai is appealing to any sponsors out there to assist as the support will go a long way in contributing to patients care across the country.
“Through their sponsors, the nurses will acquire the knowledge and skills that will be shared during the symposium.
“K600,000 is the target at the moment because the symposium does not end after the one week program but there’s other work to do after the actual event.
“We need to compile our reports after the symposium which costs a lot of money and until we finalise all reports and submit them to stakeholders including NDoH and our work is done,” Kebai explained.
Over 500 nurses from both urban and rural hospitals and health facilities will travel into Lae for the weeklong event.
The theme for the symposium is “Nurses: A force for change, improving and strengthening health system’s resilience through public, private partnership.”