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Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030

Two global meetings on nursing and midwifery were held in Geneva from 15-18 September 2015. The meetings supported the current work on developing a Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 (GSHRH). The first meeting focused on the documentation of the rich history of nursing and midwifery in WHO to inform the future of nursing and midwifery in the context of the global GSHRH 2030 and within the multidisciplinary interdependent health care delivery system. The second meeting focused on discussing the draft strategic directions on nursing and midwifery development 2016-2030 a critical companion to the GSHRH 2030. Read more…

Forty five participants attending these meeting were drawn from all six WHO regions and included Directors of WHO Collaborating Centers for nursing and midwifery development, regional Advisers for nursing and midwifery, stake holders including ICN, ICM, ILO, the Nightingale international Initiative, UNICEF, UNFPA and selected WHO departments. At the conclusion of these meetings, critical information was generated for the documentation of the history of nursing and midwifery in WHO. Both meetings were presided over by Jim Campbell, Director HWH and Annette Mwansa Nkowane, Technical Officer for nursing and midwifery supported by the international nurse expert and facilitator Stephanie Ferguson. A draft of the strategic direction on nursing and midwifery (2016-2030) will be made available for consultation from the 2-20 November 2015. A publication on the history of Nursing and Midwifery will be launched in May 2016.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015 01:00