EFNNMAThe 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.

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EFNNMA Steering Committee held its 77th meeting jointly with WHO EURO in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

EFNNMA Steering Committee held its 77th meeting jointly with WHO EURO in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

On August 25-26 SC members and WHO EURO representatives met in St-Petersburg. The issues covered by the meeting Agenda included preparations for the 2017 EFNNMA meeting in Berlin, actions towards the implementation of the European Strategic Directions on Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery, activities that has been already undertaken and that should be planned to accomplish the Joint Action Plan of WHO EURO and EFNNMA.

20th EFNNMA Annual meeting that is planned to be held in Berlin on March 2-3, 2017, will focus on the models of integrated health services and new roles of nurses and midwifes, nursing and midwifery education in WHO European region – results of the baseline survey, and interdisciplinary approach in providing palliative care. By attending the meeting representatives of the national nursing and midwifery associations will be able to discuss the recommendations of the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and plan further work on supporting the recommendations on the national level.
SC members also discussed the EFNNMA Operational Principles and Election procedure. Suggestions to both documents will be discussed and voted during the business part of the Annual meeting.  

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