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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Nursing Now

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


Celebrating nurses’ and midwives’ role in bringing health services to everyone, everywhere

Celebrating nurses’ and midwives’ role in bringing health services to everyone, everywhere

Nurses and midwives make up the majority of the health workforce worldwide. Each year for a week, beginning with International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and culminating in International Nurses Day on 12 May, we celebrate their huge contribution to health in the WHO European Region.

This year, WHO/Europe has again gathered quotes and stories from midwives and nurses across the Region. Each has a unique perspective to share. From Israel we hear how nurses lead emergency response in a trauma centre, while from Sweden we learn how midwives are training bilingual doulas to improve outcomes and experiences of pregnancy and birth for migrant women.
When the roads are impassable in Voronezh Region, Russian Federation, Nurse Evgenia Tkalya walks to visit her patients. Nurse Svetlana Zelyanina in Vologda Region, Russian Federation, says patients’ smiles “make us nurses the happiest people in the world”. 
You can follow and support the Campaign on WHO/Europe’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). 
As a nurse, I worry for every baby who hasn’t been vaccinated
Support for migrant women giving birth far from home

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