Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Nurses to poor rural areas program receives support

A MULTINATIONAL pharmaceutical firm will deploy 100 nurses to 20 poor municipalities under the government-run Project NARS (Nurses Assigned in Rural Services).

In a statement, the Palace yesterday said Labor Secretary Marianito D. Roque and GlaxoSmithKline Foundation (GSKF) President Roberto C. Taboada have signed the memorandum of agreement that calls for GSKF to provide each participating nurses with stipend of P8,000.

Over 5,000 previously unemployed nurses have been assigned to the countryside under the program that was started in February. 8/21/09 Business World online


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