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  • Press Release:  “Investment in nursing and midwifery workforces are key driver of effective health systems, thriving population, improving health outcomes and prosperous economies” says ICN-ICM-WHO Triad. Read more...
  • Press Release: National Nursing Associations call for better working conditions, higher salaries, government investment and recognition of value. Read more...
  • ICN has a delegation at the World Health Assembly this week!  Follow us on @ICNurses for more!
  • ICN’s May meetings were a great success! The key take-aways are: Nursing and midwifery is a good investment for UHC, global health security and economic growth; Elevate role of nursing and midwifery to the health policy agendas at national level and WHA; Strengthen education, regulation, labour rights and practice environment in countries; Maintain momentum through regular implementation, monitoring and accountability of the Global Strategy on Human resources for Health and the Strategic Directions on Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition launch new report showing attacks on health care occurred in 23 countries in conflict in 2017. The sheer number of countries and the intensity of attacks on health facilities, health workers, ambulances, and patients are staggering!
  • ICN thanks you all for your contributions to the web-based consultation on NCDs.  Find out more here.
  • ICN calls for a salary rise for the world’s nurses.  Find the report here. Click here for more information.
  • Press Release: International Council of Nurses launches official International Nurses Day video: Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health is Human RightRead more...
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts to the ICN Regional Conference in Abu Dhabi has been extended until 31 May!  Click here to submit now!