World Health Organization

As one of the first seven non-governmental organisations to be accepted into official relations with the World Health Organization in 1948, ICN has worked collaboratively on many projects of mutual interest over the years.

As a non-State actor, every year ICN actively participates in the WHO Executive Board meetings and the World Health Assembly to represent the voice of nurses and nursing to advance global health and promote public health.

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Collaborative work with WHO on the nursing profession and health includes:

  • Global strategic directions for nursing and midwifery 2021-2025
  • Advanced nursing practice
  • Patient safety
  • Non-communicable diseases and mental health
  • Primary health care
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Climate change and health

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