Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.
ICN is saddened to hear of the passing of Nelson Mandela, an outstanding exemplar of social justice, reconciliation and democracy, and a role model to all who seek justice and equality in this world.
A recent report by the World Bank provides an overview of the magnitude of unequal health workforce distribution in the developing countries, details the factors that contribute to these imbalances, and presents a systematic set of policy interventions that are being implemented around the world to address the problem of recruitment and retention of health workers in rural and remote regions of the developing countries. The report, How to recruit and retain health workers in rural and remote areas in developing countries, addresses two critical issues concerning the geographical distribution of health workers. Firstly, to be effective, interventions need to be implemented in bundles, combining different packages of interventions according to the variety of factors influencing the health worker's decision to work in rural or remote areas; and secondly, to match the interventions with health worker's preferences and expectations, since the health worker's employment decisions are a function of these preferences.
- Press release: Nurse leaders invited to apply for ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute 2014. Read more...
- ICN is pleased to announce the opening of our new online eshop. By going to www.icn.ch/shop/en/ you can access all ICN’s publications, make a donation to the Girl Child Education Fund, the Florence Nightingale International Foundation, or sponsor a Mobile Library; or buy an ICN logo or White Heart pin.
- Press Release: The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for its Conference and meeting of the Council of National Representatives in Seoul, South Korea in 19-23 June 2015.. Read more...