n Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Conference report : International Military Nursing Conference : St Georges Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-21 August 2009

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055


The 1st International Military Nursing Conference hosted by the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) under the command of the Surgeon General (SG) of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), was held in Johannesburg with the theme "". Delegates included healthcare workers of various categories from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region and the African Union (AU). The aim of the conference was to determine and clarify the extensive role and functions of nurses in the SAMHS, as military nursing officers in the department of defence (DOD) in order to affirm military nurses as an asset for the country.

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