The 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.
The 9th Annual Meeting addressed maternity, child and adolescent health with a focus on obesity, a key priority area of WHO/Europe. Three working groups discussed aspects of obesity that are of importance to nursing and midwifery. The agenda also provided an opportunity for technical discussions on a draft statement on maternity, child and adolescent health with a focus on obesity in line with the Munich Declaration.