Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.

 

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  Carrie Tudor (centre), ICN TB Project Director, accepting the International Cooperation Award of China TB Control on behalf of ICN.
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  • The International Council of Nurses is pleased to welcome Mr Pierre Théraulaz as Acting Chief Executive Officer as of 1 August 2015.  Mr Théraulaz,an ICN Board member and President of the Swiss Nurses Association, will replace Dr David Benton until further notice. During this interim period, his role as ICN Board Member has been suspended.

  • Online consultation to the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 closes on 31 August 2015. More information can be found here.
  • Presentations by speakers at the ICN Conference in Seoul, with a selection of photos, are now available here.

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

 

FOCUS ON AN ICN MEMBER

On 9-10 June, the Japanese Nurses Association held its AGM which featured reports and discussions on JNA’s priority policies: establishment and promotion of the community-based integrated care system; enhancement of positive practice environments for nurses; promotion of the role expansion of nurses; development of nursing human resources capable of meeting the needs of the super-aged society with fewer children. On 11 June, JNA announced that it would be pursuing various ways to approach and address dementia with the aim to create a society in which people with dementia and their families can continue to live their lives comfortably in their familiar communities. For more information, see Nursing for Older People in Japan.

 

FOCUS ON AN ICN PROJECT

Health Care in Danger: Violence against health care workers and facilities in conflict zones is a grave yet often unnoticed humanitarian issue today and is becoming increasingly common. It is not for nurses or doctors to decide who to treat, but rather it is our duty to offer services to all those in need.  Protecting health workers in doing their job is of foundational importance and is a key step in rebuilding trust and recovering from the dreadful consequences of violent conflict. ICN commends and supports the ICRC Health Care in Danger project and the four year commitment to “safeguard the delivery of effective and impartial health care in armed conflict and other situations of violence.”