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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF NURSING

The first African Commonwealth Nurses Seminar held in Ghana at the University of Ghana in January, 1974, served as a very useful forum for participants who were top nurses representing National Nurses Associations from The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. There were observers from Liberia, East, Central and Southern Africa. Issues related to Nursing were discussed with particular reference to the West Africa sub-region.

Commonwealth Nurses Federation sponsored the seminar while Ghana hosted it. "Educating Nurses for Community Health Services" was the Theme for the seminar. Participants stressed very much on the need for more contact and collaboration among
nurses in the Sub-Region, the formation of the West African Branch of the Federation and the need to marshall resources for the improvement and advancement of Nursing in its totality. There were resource persons from the sponsors, Le. Britain, Canada and W.H.O.
 

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