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                            <i>Nurses in Sierra Leone receive training in personal protective equipment</i><br />
                             <i>Nurse leaders at the 20th ICN International Workforce Forum</i><br />
                            Nurses in Sierra Leone receive training in personal protective equipment

  • For all ICN news and resources on Ebola, click here.
  • A high-level nursing colloquium on Ebola, jointly organized by and the International Council of Nurses and the General Nursing Council of Spain, will be held in late October in Madrid in order to analyse the global situation and exchange experiences, lessons to be learned and changes that could be introduced to minimize risk associated with the care and treatment of infected individuals.   The colloquium will bring together the most renowned nurse experts in Ebola as well as representatives from those countries where the disease is more prevalent, and where repatriated cases have been cared for. As the call for volunteers goes out in piecemeal and unsystematic way, it is imperative that we work collaboratively on this major issue.

  • For job postings at the World Health Organization, please click here.

  • 17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The poor share an unequal burden of ill health. The poorest 20% of the world’s population die from nearly two-thirds of the world’s communicable disease, maternal and perinatal mortality, and nutritional deficiencies (The Global Forum for Health Research).  Nurses have a vital role in reducing poverty and its impact on health and wellbeing.  To find out more about the implication for nurses, click here.

  • Nurse leaders at the 20th ICN International Workforce Forum, held in Sydney Australia, 29 September- 1 October 2014 call on governments to invest in nursing for quality health care. Read the Communiqué.
  • With international headlines filled with the news of nurses contracting the Ebola virus, ICN would like to reiterate our support for nurses everywhere who are at risk.  We urge international organisations and governments to address the severe impact of Ebola on nurses and other health workers by ensuring they receive appropriate training, protective equipment and psychological support.  ICN has immense respect for the nurses in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone who are risking their lives to continue to care for the population, and for the nurses in other countries such as the United States and Spain where new cases have emerged.  Finally, we encourage nurses to learn more about the Ebola virus, its transmission, treatment, prevention and control. The WHO fact sheet provides full information.

  • Registration to the ICN Conference 2015 is now open.  To register, please go to
  • Senesie Margao, President of the Sierra Leone Nurses Association (SLNA) has sent ICN an update on the situation regarding the Ebola virus in their country. Read more...