“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~World Health Organization
The Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium intends to bring renewed life to the WHO definition of health and promote the nursing model of care as a means to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in resource-limited settings around the globe .
According to the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, the term “global health” indicates an area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. As the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, nurses have an essential role in global health. They are often the sole provider for individual patients, families and entire communities, particularly in rural and remote areas.“…. although nurses deliver 90 percent of all healthcare services worldwide, they remain largely invisible at decision-making tables in national capitals and international agencies. Their absence constitutes a global health crisis.” Davis, 2012 Symposium Goals
The goal of NLGH is to improve health and well-being among vulnerable populations by bringing nurses to the places where they can influence global health efforts and priorities.
More information is available on http://nlgh2014.org/overview/
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