In response to COVID-19 public health issues and travel restrictions, the ICN Congress was held online in a virtual congress that brought together our National Nurses Associations and their members. The theme for this year was ‘Nursing Around the World’, which embodied the vision of ICN passing the nursing baton across the different regions in a series of live and interactive events that gave members the opportunity to showcase their expertise and innovations throughout the world.
Ogweno Stephen presented at the ICN conference 2020 in a joint session with c3 for health. The session that was sponsored by Colget Palmotive was titled oral systemic health. Ogweno’s presentation was on the role of nurses in promoting oral health. As a lived experience, an expert, and an advocate for better oral health Ogweno put together an incredible presentation that really provided practical ways in which nurses role was in delivering and promoting oral health.
By supporting oral hygiene and proper nutrition, minimizing discomfort, and diagnosing dental problems early, nursing teams and health professionals play a critical role in promoting oral health.