Press Release/7 November 2019
The Department of Health (DOH) today concluded the two-year partnership between DOH and Nanyang Polytechnic International and Temasek Foundation of Singapore to upgrade nursing practice in the country.
The project, which started in 2017, aimed to share technical expertise to 100 nursing professionals and clinical care instructors, including select officials and senior technical staff of DOH hospitals. It is the first international training program for nurses in the areas of management, mental health, oncology, orthopedics and nursing pedagogy.
“The concluded partnership was a timely undertaking as our country gears toward the implementation of Universal Health Care (UHC),” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III stated, adding that the acquired knowledge and skills will be most needed at the country’s end referral and specialty hospitals.
Around 100 nurses from the different DOH retained hospitals across the country completed the program. But more health workers will be benefited, as the participants were also trained to share their knowledge in their respective health facilities.
“I extend my most sincere gratitude to the Nanyang Polytechnic International and the Temasek Foundation of Singapore for supporting our UHC efforts to build a healthier nation, and ultimately, a healthier Southeast Asian region,” Duque concluded.