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ICN Congress closes with call for increase in nursing leadership

Participants at the Council of National Representatives (CNR) meeting held just prior to the Congress released a Communiqué calling for the World Health Organization to urgently reinstate the vacant position of Chief Nursing Scientist at WHO headquarters and optimise the impact of nurses as the largest group of health professionals delivering care at all levels to achieve health and well-being of all citizens.

At the ninth biennial fundraising luncheon of the Florence Nightingale International Foundation, an emotional presentation by Masitsela Mhlanga moved participants to spontaneously donate $20,000 for the Girl Child Education Fund, which supports the orphaned daughters of nurses in four countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  The amount was above and beyond that raised by the Luncheon itself and was a first in the history of the Luncheon.

ICN’s 2015 Conference will be hosted by the Korean Nurses Association in Seoul, South Korea, 19-23 June 2015; and Barcelona was announced as the site for the 2017 Congress, hosted by the Spanish General Council of Nursing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:27