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.
Following the 67th Session of the Regional Committee the Steering Committee members held the planning meeting with WHO representatives Dr Galina Perfilieva and Dr Jim Buchan. Along with the updates on the joint summer activities SC members discussed future plans. Dr. Perfilieva reported that the activities on organizing the joint EFNNMA, CNO and CC event are ongoing. SC members discussed the potential venues and dates for such an event in 2018 and for EFNNMA Annual meeting in 2019.
Joint conference of WHO, EFNNMA and CC will be held at Anniversary of Viena conference in 1988, the very first European conference on nursing and midwifery. It will give an interip data on the progress made by countries of the region on implementing the Strategies towards support of nursing and midwifery.