Mrs Buhari, represented by the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Mairo Al-Makura made the call at 27th Annual National Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Professional Association of Public Health Nursing Officers of Nigeria (PAPHNON), in Abuja on Tuesday.
The President’s wife said the theme of the conference: Public Health Nursing Practice; Promoting Nutrition and Food Safety in Nigeria, was apt.
"The theme is apt, especially at this time when the family unit, more ever than before, should be aware and conscious of what its members consume."
“We are particularly in an era when food nutrients are being lost through various methods of processing, storage and eating of junk foods as a result of the presence of many fast food outlets.’’
According to her, these processes have deprived people, especially women and children, of the required nutrients for the maintenance of good health.
She urged the nurses to collaborate with stakeholders in the health sector to add value to the health care delivery system of the country.
Highlight of the occasion was the launching of a book titled: Fundamentals of Public Health Nursing and Clinical Services.