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.
Over 700 nurses, midwifes, medical assistants, practicing specialists and educators from multiply Russian regions along with the leaders of the global, regional and several national nursing associations attended the All-Russian congress that took place in St-Petersburg, Russia, on October 11-13, 2015. Addressing to the audience, Dr. Judith Shamian, ICN president, encouraged nurses to become an active power of positive changes; Dr. Galina Perfilieva presented the current outcomes of the work performed jointly by WHO in European region and EFNNMA, Dr. Li, president of Chinese Nursing Association shared a hundred year experience of continued growth of nursing influence on health care policies.