Latest work with WHO

ICN has established a high-level expert group to guide the update of the ICN-WHO Disaster Nursing Competencies. The ICN Framework of Disaster Nursing Competencies was released in 2002 and updated in 2009. A 2015 review also showed that the competencies are significantly used for the continued professional development of disaster nursing and that some areas would need further work. This new update is being chaired by Professor Kristine Gebbie and supported by international expert nursing leaders in the field of disaster competencies. The first meeting of this steering committee was held on 12 July. The update of the competencies is expected to take 12 months and to be presented at the 2019 ICN Congress in Singapore.

ICN responded to the global on-line consultation on the WHO global code of practice on international migration and mobility. The current WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, 2010, can be found here.

ICN attended the 12th Biennial Conference and Meetings of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. This important event gathered representatives from 44 WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery across the six WHO global regions and provided many opportunities for discussions on the priorities and work plans of the network and for building successful relationships to work towards a common goal: ‘Universal Health Coverage: Sustainable Development Goals are Everyone’s Business’.

Have you ever wondered what ICN does at the annual World Health Assembly in May? Do you know how interventions are selected and presented? Click here for insider’s look at the 2018 WHA.