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 event received the highest support from WHO Euro and the Ministry of Health of Greece. The venue has been chosen in conjunction with the annual meeting of European Midwifery Associations, scheduled for October 5-6, 2018.
Conference program will cover issues related to the progress towards Health 2020, and impact of nurses and midwives. Four sessions will be organized to discuss: 1) Investing in health through a life-course approach and empowering people; 2) Tackling Europe’s major health challenges: NCDs and communicable diseases; 3) Strengthening people-centered health systems; 4) Creating resilient communities and supportive environments.