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.
EFNNMA Vice Chair Mervi Jokinen attended a WHO consultation meeting with the expert group on nursing and midwifery on behalf of the EFNNMA Steering Committee in Salzburg, 1st December 2017. As the overall aim of the meeting was to discuss and agree the outline of the next joint Stakeholder meeting on Nursing and Midwifery, the participants consisted of representatives from the 4 stakeholder groups: WHO Europe, CNOs, WHO Collaborating Centres in Europe and EFNNMA. This meeting was important for EFNNMA, as it would mean combining our Annual meeting 2018 and a platform for a joint meeting.