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Palau is dedicating a week to commemorate the contributions of the nurses starting May 6th to the 12th with the theme “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health.”

Proclamation No. 20-282 states that “Nurses’ commitment to addressing public health challenges and transforming health care to focus on health and wellness, in addition to providing culturally competent care and their commitment to work as researchers, executives, educators, and innovators on national and global initiatives should be lauded and celebrated.”

Nurses, states proclamation, are Palau’s largest group of health care professionals and that their skills are needed to address wide-ranging and ever-evolving health care needs for all the people in Palau.