Today, ICN reissued its call for increased support of and safer working environments for nurses and other healthcare workers on the frontlines of healthcare. The call follows a preliminary report issued by the World Health Organization which states that of the 815 healthcare workers who have been infected by the Ebola virus since the onset of the epidemic, more than 50% are nurses and nurse aides. Two thirds of the health workers who have been infected have died. Read more…
World Health Assembly: The 68th World Health Assembly will take place on 18-26 May 2015. Topics on the agenda include Noncommunicable diseases; Promoting health through the life course; Antimicrobial resistance; Ebola, Malaria, Dengue & the Global vaccine action plan; and Health system strengthening. As always, ICN is lobbying for nurse to be part of their country’s delegation. ICN is enjoys formal relations with the WHO and is therefore permitted to attend meetings of the WHA and to speak on key issues on behalf of the global nursing workforce.
The Girl Child Education Fund is celebrating its 10th anniversary! We have enabled 184 girls to complete secondary school and we continue to support girls in four sub-Sahara countries. Click here to access videos from some of the graduates, their guardians and teachers.
- New ICN Position Statement: The right to connect via information and communication technology is a new ICN position statement available here
- Press Release: Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization to be ICN Nursing Conference Keynote Speaker. Read more...
The World Health Organization, in collaboration with ICN, is holding a side event on 17 June just prior to the ICN Conference in Seoul, Korea. During this event, presentations and discussions will centre around the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health “The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030”. In addition, WHO recently engaged over 100 key partners and individuals to provide their opinions on the current Strategic Directions for strengthening Nursing and Midwifery, which will also be discussed at the ICN/WHO side event on 17 June. This side event is open to all representatives of the ICN's Council of National Nursing Associations (CNR) as well as to registered CNR observers. Please note observer space is limited.
ICN Conference – Searchable list of abstracts now available online! Please click here to access the online abstract search engine of all concurrent, symposium and poster sessions at the ICN Conference in Seoul.
- Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective - click here for ICN's International Nurses Day 2015 kit !
- For job postings at the World Health Organization, please click here.