EFNNMAThe European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) is the voice of nursing and midwifery within WHO European Region.Working in partnership and strategically with WHO and other key stakeholders we aim to influence health policy, improve the quality of health services and the health of people across the 53 Member States of the Region. We are passionate advocates of the central and unique contribution that Nurses and Midwives make to individual and population health and well-being across Europe and are committed to ensuring both professions are supported to deliver excellence in their practice. As the nature of care changes we believe that strengthening and developing the nursing and midwifery workforce through the provision of lifelong learning and research delivers excellence in public health and people-centered healthcare.

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Nurses and midwives: a vital resource for health - Technical briefing, WHO 64th Regional Committee Meeting, 17 September 2014

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11th Annual Meeting of the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007

11th Annual Meeting of the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007

The 11th Annual Meeting focussed on strengthening health systems. The two keynote speakers presented Nursing and Midwifery input to and the impact on outcomes for Health Systems, Health and Wealth to start the technical discussions. Three workshops discussed nursing and midwifery’s contribution to health and wealth, covering the role of nurses and midwives in acute and primary care; in leadership and strategic influence and on funding options. Workforce issues such as the global and national migration of nurses and midwives, safe staffing and safe working environments were addressed. Clinical development concentrated on clinical outcomes, education, research and regulation.

Health systems, health and wealth

The globalization process is creating new opportunities for millions of people around the world. Driven by economic motives, however, it also contributes in part to social injustice. Health and wealth are now increasingly recognized as strongly linked. Effective national health and social policies can guard against the potentially detrimental impact of globalization on public health.

Nurses and midwives are well aware of the situation and their influence in countries, so recommendations were presented at the 11th meeting of the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) to establish new arrangements for care in the face of the global economy.
 
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