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.
2018 WHO Euro, CNOs, EFNNMA and Collaborating centers meeting in Athens, Greece
2018 WHO Euro, CNOs, EFNNMA and Collaborating centers meeting in Athens, Greece on October 3-4, 2018 In spite of the busy schedules the meeting was highly attended by both representatives of...
WHO Regional Committee meeting 68th session
EFNNMA SC members were invited to attend the WHO Regional Committee meeting 68 th session held on September 16-20 in Rome, Italy. Sessions of 68 th RC were devoted to the numerous topics,...
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...
High-level Regional meeting: Health Systems Respond to NCD
High-level Regional meeting: Health Systems Respond to NCD took place on April 16-18 in Sitges, Spain The meeting in Sitges acted as a platform to share country experiences, to understand...
Nurses and Midwives are leading the way towards UHC
WHO/Europe and EFNNMA are planning a social campaign on the occasion of the International day of the midwife (5 May) and International Nurses Day (12 May), 2018. The campaign will run for 8 days...
Nursing Now aims to improve health globally by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide – influencing policymakers and supporting nurses themselves to lead, learn and build a...
21st Annual EFNNMA meeting
The European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations, and WHO/Euro, and WHO Collaborating centers for nursing and midwifery in Europe have decided to change the venue and the dates of...
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...
WHO consultation meeting with the expert group on nursing and midwifery
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, 1 st December...
SC planning meeting in Budapest
Following the 67th Session of the Regional Committee the Steering Committee members held the planning meeting with WHO representatives Dr Galina Perfilieva and Dr Jim Buchan. Along with the...
67 Session of WHO Regional Committee
On September 11-14 EFNNMA Steering Committee members took part in the 67 th session of the WHO European Regional Committee held in Budapest, Hungary. Ministers and directors of health from...
20th EFNNMA Annual meeting, Berlin, Germany, March 2-3, 2017, Meeting Report
On March 2-3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany, EFNNMA organized its 20th Annual meeting. During the Business meeting the Chair and Steering Committee members reported on the...
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...
EFNNMA 20th Annual Meeting, March 2-3, 2017, Berlin, Germany
The 20 th Annual EFNNMA meeting will be held on March 2-3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The overall purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for consultation with the WHO Regional...
EFNNMA Steering Committee held its 77th meeting jointly with WHO EURO in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
On August 25-26 SC members and WHO EURO representatives met in St-Petersburg. The issues covered by the meeting Agenda included preparations for the 2017 EFNNMA meeting in Berlin, actions towards...
EFNNMA and WHO celebrate the role of nurses and midwifes in strengthening people-centered health systems
For International Day of a Midwife (May 5) and International Nurses Day (May 12) the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations celebrates the contributions of the...
19th EFNNMA Annual meeting
On February 29 – March 1, 2016, EFNNMA held it’s 19th Annual meeting on 20-year Anniversary. During the business session EFNNMA Chair, Treasurer and SC members reported on the...
Global Strategy on Human Resources
The WHO regional office for Europe and the European Commission jointly hosted a technical briefing session in Brussels on 16 November to discuss the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health...
IV National Nursing Congress in Kirgizia Republic
Over 180 nurses and midwifes representing all 9 regions of Kirgizia Republic took part in the IV National Congress, health care administrators from Kirgizia and guests from the Russian...
All-Russian Nursing and Midwifery Congress
Over 700 nurses, midwifes, medical assistants, practicing specialists and educators from multiply Russian regions along with the leaders of the global, regional and several national nursing...