The DAISY Foundation ™ And The National Nurses Association Of Kenya Announce Supportive Association Collaboration


For Immediate Release      

The DAISY Foundation                                                                                                       
Tena Barnes Carraher                                                                                         
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                August 23, 2019 (Glen Ellen, CA) – The DAISY Foundation™ and The National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) announced their mutual support today.

                The DAISY Foundation is thrilled to welcome NNAK, their first association partner in Africa, to The DAISY Community of Supportive Associations and believes the alignment of their missions will promote excellence in nursing throughout Kenya and beyond.  Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Co-founder and CEO of The DAISY Foundation, “NNAK’s focus on opportunities and programs that celebrate, recognize and showcase the impact of nurses makes a natural partnership. We are excited to think about the nurses who will be honored for their extraordinary compassionate care thanks to our association.”

                Alfred Obengo, Chairman of NNAK, added "Nurses as front-line  health care workers have managed to tackle some of the most challenging healthcare situations within healthcare. It is with the support of organizations like The DAISY Foundation that we are able as associations to recognize and reward exemplary heroes in scrubs and enshrine a spirit of excellence in patient care delivery and quality healthcare outcomes.”


About The DAISY Foundation

                The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.)  The care Patrick and his family received from Nurses while he was ill inspired the creation of The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses, an evidenced-based means of providing Nurse recognition and thanking Nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

                In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 3,900 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of direct care Nurses, Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects and Medical Mission Grants. More information is available at      


About The National Nurses Association of Kenya

Founded in 1968, NNAK is a professional association representing all nurses in Kenya drawn from practice settings, education, and research institutions and are duly registered under Cap 108 of the laws of Kenya. They have branches in all the 47 counties across the country and exist to promote excellence in nursing and midwifery.

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