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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Nurses and midwives: a vital resource for health - Technical briefing, WHO 64th Regional Committee Meeting, 17 September 2014


Highlighting nurses and midwives’ commitment to delivering the highest quality care

Highlighting nurses and midwives’ commitment to delivering the highest quality care

The WHO European Region has 7.3 million nurses and midwives, who play a vital role in promoting health, preventing illness and providing care to expectant mothers and newborns, and to people in good and ill health across diverse settings.

On the occasions of International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May, the WHO Regional Office for Europe is highlighting these critically important professions by featuring the voices of nurses and midwives from around the Region. They share what it means to be a nurse, midwife, researcher, administrator, educator and/or leader, and how they are committed to delivering the highest quality care.
EFNNMA supported the WHO Euro campaign through collection of nurses and midwives images and thoughts.
“I am the first point of contact in a team that works as a complex and well-governed mechanism to meet and help mothers, babies and their families and share with them the happiness of birth and life.”  
Elena Desyatnichenko, Nurse of the reception unit of Obstetric-midwifery branch Volkhov central hospital, Leningrad region, Russia

You can follow the campaign through WHO official networks
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