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  • Press release: Guide to delivering high quality care for TB patients launched. Read more...
  • December 12 is Universal Health Coverage Day:

    This campaign aims at encouraging all nations to implement universal coverage through political actions.

    ICN strongly supports the movement and is a strong advocate and believer in health care for all as a solution to combat inequalities, deliver the right care to the right people at the right moment no matter the location and no matter the means.

    In this effort ICN has chosen UHC and Health is a Human Right as the themes for the 2018 International Nurses Day with the hashtags #VoiceToLead and #IND2018, uniting the nursing profession as the lynchpin of political action. No one is better place to speak out for UHC and the right to health.

  • Press release: ICN International Workforce Forum calls for planning and investment in human resources for health. Read more...
  • Press release: International Council of Nurses welcomes WHO reports on global impact of substandard and falsified medicines. Read more...
  • Press release: Lesotho Ministry of Health signs support for ICN Wellness Centre at 10-year anniversary celebration. Read more...
  • Press release: Asian Nursing Workforce Forum addresses challenges facing nursing in the region. Read more...
  • IND 2018: Health is a Human Right -“Nurses are the best and possibly the strongest advocates for bring heath to communities and countries around the world.” Click here for an interview with Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Philosophy, King’s College London

  • The 29th International Nursing Research Congress, to be held in Melbourne, Australia 19-23 July 2018, has extended its deadline for abstract submission until 11 December.  Click here for more information.

  • We are pleased to announce that ICN has chosen the theme “Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right” for International Nurses Day 2018! Posters are now available for download.

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  • Press Release: Appointment of WHO Chief Nurse is good news for health care. Read more...

  • Press Release: International Council of Nurses announces 2019 and 2021 Congresses. Read here...