The Philippine Nurses Association - Switzerland Chapter (PNA-CH) is a civic, non-profit, non-political association of registered nurses from the Philippines living in Switzerland. It was established in September 1991, and currently has an active membership of 40.
Among its aims are to foster unity among the Filipino nurses in Switzerland; to attain the optimal level of professional standards among Filipino nurses; to engage itself actively in community work here and in the Philippines. To achieve these aims, the PNA-CH coordinates with the PNA head organization in Manila and publishes a newsletter to relay to its members information regarding important developments in the nursing profession in the Philippines and in various PNA chapters in other countries, and new trends in nursing practices and services. The chapter organizes social event for its members and their families for Christmas and other special occasions.
Since 1991, PNA-CH has also taken the lead in organizing fund-raising activities
with variouis groups in the Philippines as beneficiaries. The Association raised
money to provide rice and farming tools to 550 Aeta families, victims of the Mt.
Pinatubo eruption. In 1992, it launched the Ravine Spring Development Project in
Kamias, Porac, Pampanga (cost PHP 100,302.55). Among its beneficiaries is also
PNA's Continuing Education Center in Manila. The group donated a lifesized
mannequin called 'Laerdal Resusci-Anne' to be used for training nurses in
artificial ventilation and resuscitation (cost PHP 56,000).