UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule. The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ICN’s TB work in China receives award: ICN’s work to strengthen global nursing capacity in the prevention, detection, care and treatment of TB and M/XDR-TB was recognised by the International Cooperation Award of China TB Control. The award was presented to Carrie Tudor, ICN TB Project Director, at the China National Academic Conference on TB Control in Wuhan, China, organised annually by the China Medical Association and the Chinese TB Society.
- Press Release: Dr David Benton steps down as CEO of International Council of Nurses. Read more...
Nursing Ethics: This month, a landmark reference work documenting the international development of nursing ethics as a discourse and practice will be available from Sage Publications as part of its Library of Nursing series. Nursing Ethics brings together for the first time a collection of foundational ethical articles of the nursing profession. One of Australia’s foremost nursing scholars, Megan-Jane Johnstone PhD, RN, is the editor of this major work, published by Sage Publications. The 16thNursing Ethics Conference will be held 17-18 July at the University of Surrey in the UK. For more information, click here.
The International Confederation of Midwives will be holding its 5th Regional Conference of the Americas 15-17 July, hosted by the Suriname Organization of Midwives. The theme chosen is "Invest in Health Pregnancy, Invest in Midwives". During three days common visions and goals for the future of midwifery will be share. For more information, click here.
The ICM will also hold its Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2015 in Yokohama, Japan, 20-22 July, co-hosted by the Japanese Nurses Association, Japanese Midwives Association and Japan Academy of Midwifery. For more information go to: www.icmaprc2015.org/en/index.html
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