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.
March 24-25 - Joint WHO meeting - outcomes and next steps
On March 24-25 Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers, National Nursing and Midwifery Associations and WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery in the WHO European...
First official EFNNMA General Assembly
On April 30 th , 2021 EFNNMA members met at the First official virtually held General Assembly to approve the new Statutes of the organization, the Internal regulations and hold electing of...
EFNNMA Annual meeting, March 30, 2021
T he aims of the meeting included discussions over the legal registration of the EFNNMA, the new Statutes of the Forum, Internal regulations, new fee structure and elections of executive...
March 24-25, 2021 - Meeting of Nursing and Midwifery Representatives in the WHO European Region
The next Meeting of Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers, National Nursing and Midwifery Associations and WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery in the WHO European...
International Migrant's Day
With the world coming together in solidarity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, on 18 December, International Migrants Day, WHO-Europe acknowledged not only the health needs of refugees and...
Mental health for healthcare workers - series of webinars
WHO-EURO and EFNNMA invite nurses and midwives of the Region to join the series of webinars planned to support mental health of those health workers who are involved in care at a time of...
The 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC70)
For the first time, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe took place virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Among the highlights of this year’s session was the endorsement by...
EFNNMA shared views on WHO/Europe's forthcoming European Programme of Work
WHO/Europe held its first-ever virtual consultation with non-State actors (NSAs) as part of the open consultation process of the European Programme of Work (EPW) “United action for better...
World Health Day 2020 - Support Nurses and Midwives
EFNNMA welcomes the release of “The state of the world’s nursing 2020” report on the occasion of World Health Day. Governments, health system, professional societies now are...
Due to the pandemic, many global events have had to be postponed or reorganized into virtual events. The EFNNMA were affected by the pandemic and were to cancel the Launch of Nursing Now Russia...
2020 - International year of the nurse and the midwife
The WHO has proclaimed 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. EFNNMA has participated in planning activities and events for 2020 together with the WHO European office and also with the...
69th Session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe, EFNNMA statements on behalf of nurses and midwives of the Region
The RC 69 Agenda apart from several important technical issues included nomination of the Regional director for the coming 5 years. Earlier this year EFNNMA joined ICN in a campaign to raise the...
69 Session of WHO EURO Regional Committee
16–19 September 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, as well as partner and civil society...
International Youth Day 2019: Role of mentors in nursing and midwifery education
The WHO European Region celebrates International Youth Day on 12 August along with the rest of the world. The theme this year is “Transforming education”. It highlights the role of...
International Nurses Day. Connecting with cancer patients in distant locations
Providing patients with the best possible quality of care sometimes requires finding new and innovative ways to meet their needs. Nurses are often at the forefront of designing and implementing...
International Nurses Day. Spreading the message that “clean hands save lives”
Olga Pînteac began her nursing career, which now spans more than 35 years, as a surgical nurse. She worked on a surgery ward for 15 years before being promoted to a nurse manager role....
International Nurses Day. Elena Khasanova: ongoing training to ensure safe, quality patient care
Nurse leaders have a dual responsibility to continue their own professional education and development, and to ensure that the teams around them are adopting new and optimal practices...
Improving TB patient care in the Russian Federation with video-observed treatment
To help tuberculosis (TB) patients keep to their gruelling treatment regimens, WHO recommends that the intake of medicines is observed, in person, by a health-care worker, to support the patient...
SC and WHO planning session
On the 1st of February SC members took part in a planning session with WHO EURO representatives. The main issues of the Agenda included developing the Joint Action plan for 2019-2020,...
Scientific conference: сrossroads of policy, research, education and practice in primary health care
Scientific conference: сrossroads of policy, research, education and practice in primary health care took place on 23–24 October 2018 in Almaty, Kazakhstan This event was organised...