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1 December World AIDS Day. To accelerate progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic, new Fast-Track Targets have been established for the post-2015 era. For the first time, there is a global consensus to aim for 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status, 90% of people who know their status receiving treatment and 90% of people on HIV treatment having a suppressed viral load so their immune system remains strong and they are no longer infectious. UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections and end the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat by 2030. Click here to download the new UNAIDS report “Fast-Track - Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030”.
- Press Release: Nurses Caring for Ebola Patients – Zero Tolerance. Read more...
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, ICN supports the recent statement by the independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health which draws attention to the important role played by health professionals in the prevention of violence against women and children. We urge nurses to refer to the ICN position statements on Womens health, Abuse and violence against nursing personnel and the Elimination of female genital mutilation for more information and to raise public and political awareness of this issue.
- Press Release: International Council of Nurses supports right of nurse to refuse to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Read more...
- Press Release: International Council of Nurses calls on authorities to provide safe working environments for nursing personnel in Ebola affected areas. Read more...
- ICN President Judith Shamian delivers the ICN Board’s statement on Ebola, expressing solidarity with the nurses who are delivering healthcare to people and communities during this outbreak.
- For all ICN news and resources on Ebola, click here.
- November is a month to promote healthy lifestyles. With World Diabetes Day on 14 November and Anti-Obesity Day on 26 November, ICN is focusing nurses’ attention on the obesity epidemic. There are many tools available to help educate patients of all ages and encourage healthy eating and increased physical activity. We encourage you to take the Grow Your Wellness Risk Assessment and check out the other resources available on our Grow Your Wellness site. Have a look at the ICN fact sheet on obesity which focuses on the causes of overweight and obesity, the health risks and prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion. ICN believes that nurses are key players in ending the obesity epidemic.
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- Registration to the ICN Conference 2015 is now open. To register, please go to www.icn2015.ch/en/registration