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.
EFNNMA business meeting was held on April 8 and attended by 28 representatives of nursing and midwifery associations of 17 Member States in the WHO European Region, including Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and observers from Serbia, Latvia, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The Ordem dos Enfermeiros (Portugal) and the Royal College of Nurses (UK) supported the attendance of the Romanian and Moldovian Associations respectively, in the spirit of twinning. EFNNMA business meeting was followed by a joint meeting with WHO >>. Please, see the full-text report from the meeting.