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.

EFNNMA – how to become a member

EFNNMA collaboration with WHO

Nursing Now

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


Steering Committee

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Steering Commettee EFNNMA

Members of the Committee elected at the 19th Annual meeting held in Copenhagen on February 29, 2016 for the period of 4 years 

Dr Karen Bjøro, Treasurer

Norwegian Nurses Association

Members of the Committee elected at the 20th Annual meeting held in Berlin on March 1-2, 2017 for the period of 4 years

Ms Valentina Sarkisova, Chair

Russian Nurses Association

Ms Mervi Jokinen, Vice-chair

Royal College of Midwifes



Mr. Luís Filipe BarreiraSecretariat

Vice-President of the Nursing Board of the Ordem dos Enfermeiros


Mrs Marie-Charlotte Nilsson 

Board member of the Vårdförbundet (Swedish association of health professionals)





Ordem dos Enfermeiros