ICN’s 80-strong delegation of nurses at the WHA, led by ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano, spoke at a wide range of side events and intervened on numerous agenda items at the event, including on emergency preparedness, UHC, infection prevention and control, and women’s and children’s health.
ICN has published a letter from the President of the Sudan Nurses Organisation, Mowafag Hassan Hashim, addressing the nurses of the world and asking them for their support.
ICN has a delegation of nurses at the WHA, with six delegates attending in person, and around 80 following the proceedings online. Today they continued making contributions to the debates and discussions of the WHA, including two formal interventions.
ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano met with WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at this week’s World Health Assembly in Geneva. They discussed why investment in nurses is essential not just to recover, but also to rebuild health systems and deliver UHC2030
Ministers of Health from El Salvador, France, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Seychelles, Thailand and the UK were also in attendance, along with representatives from ICN’s national nursing associations and a variety of organisations including BBC, CERN, Global Colon Cancer Association, International Committee of the Red Cross, International Organization for Migration, Médecins Sans Frontières, Mission Haiti, Nursing Now, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, UNOG, WHO, World Patients Alliance and the World Trade Organization
ICN has a delegation of nurses at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, the World health Organization’s governing body, with six delegates attending in person, and around 80 following the proceedings online as virtual delegates.
The 76th World Health Assembly opened yesterday with the theme WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all. This year ICN will have a physical and a virtual delegation of more than 80 people at WHA76.
Dr Cipriano said ICN’s ten-point Charter for Change can be used by national nurses associations to advocate for governments to establish health care policies which will create a sustainable global healthcare system.
Dr Cipriano used the webinar to introduce ICN’s year-long International Nurses Day campaign, Our Nurses, Our Future, while Dr Tuipulotu praised ICN’s leadership and highlighted the importance of having a collective voice for the world’s 28 million nurses
The campaign includes ICN’s Charter for Change, which lists ten policy actions required to create and sustain safe, affordable, accessible and responsive health care systems
ICN and the Japanese Nursing Association have issued a joint statement calling on leaders of the G7 to commit to action to support nurses and healthcare workers worldwide