Health Carousel Funds DAISY Awards for 12 Exceptional Ugandan Nurses
September 19, 2022 – Health Carousel, through its Light the Way initiative and in partnership with the DAISY Foundation and the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU), is proud to announce the twelve UNMU recipients of the DAISY Award for Exceptional Nurses for 2022.
“We at Health Carousel are honored to be part of this amazing program where we get to honor nurses who live out the values of the DAISY Award every day.” - Earl Dalton, Chief Nursing Officer, Health Carousel
The 12 DAISY Award recipients were honored at award ceremonies and each received both a certificate and a “Healer’s Touch” statuette, all of which are underwritten by Health Carousel through its Light the Way initiative supporting nursing sustainability, development and ethical recruitment practices globally.
“We at Health Carousel are honored to be part of this amazing program where we get to honor nurses who live out the values of the DAISY Award every day,” commented Earl Dalton, Earl Dalton, MHA, MSL, RN, NEA–BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Health Carousel. “The DAISY Award program stands for professionalism, dedication, and excellence in nursing and Health Carousel is proud to celebrate these nurses in a tangible way,” Dalton goes on to say.
Nurse Recognition Key to Retention and Satisfaction Amid Tough Conditions
Sub-Saharan Africa is faced with a severe healthcare professional crisis coupled with having an overwhelming disease burden.
The majority of the 57 countries listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having a human resources for health crisis are from this region alone. The shortage of physicians is an especially pronounced constraint. As such, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have grown to increasingly rely on nurses.
In many countries such as Uganda, nurses constitute as high as 80% of the entire health workforce.
Programs such as the DAISY International Advocate program, underwritten by Health Carousel, aid in the retention of the nursing workforce through the provision of much needed recognition of their extraordinary efforts by peers, leadership, and the public.