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


Nurses and Midwives in the history of the World Health Organization

Nurses and Midwives in the history of the World Health Organization

WHO European office announced a new publication: Nursing and Midwifery in the History of the World Health Organization 1948–2017. Publication has a part devoted to European region and collaboration of WHO EURO and EFNNMA.

As stated on WHO web site, “Nurses and midwives are the unsung heroes of the health workforce and the backbone of primary health care systems. Making up over half of the health workforce in many countries, nurses and midwives can transform the ways health actions are organized and how health care is delivered”.
You can access the WHO Publication through the link

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