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3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference
12-13 March 2016 London UK
Preliminary program 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference
Toward 2020: Celebrating nursing and midwifery leadership
MATERNAL HEALTH UPDATES IN LESOTHO
In July, the CNMF conducted two maternal health education and training course in Lesotho. The updates were funded by The Burdett Trust and conducted in partnership with the Lesotho Ministry of Health and the Lesotho Nurses Association.
WOMEN'S HEALTH WORKSHOPS
The first of a three-part series of workshops on women's health was held in the Seychelles in April.
SURVEY ON MATERNAL DEATH SURVEILLANCE AND REVIEW
A research team based at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland is carrying out a research project under the auspices of the World Health Organisation. The object is to identify best practice regarding maternal death surveillance and response, and maternal death reviews (MDSR/MDR) and to provide clear guidance on how MDSR/MDR policy and legislation may be implemented. An anonymous online survey is being conducted to assess the current level of awareness of MDSR/MDR and to determine contemporary practices. The findings will be written up in a report which will be published in due course. Readers of the e-News, particularly nurse and midwife readers are strongly encouraged to participate in the research by completing the survey at the link below.
CNMF MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION PROJECT
The CNMF has been funded by the Commonwealth Foundation to work with the Seychelles and Botswana Governments in a review of their mental health legislation. The project is a follow on from the 2013 research on mental health legislation across the Commonwealth by Dr Soumitra Pathare from the Indian Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy. A website has been established for the project to keep members and any other interested persons informed of the progress of the project. A copy of the research report is available below.
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Membership of the CNMF is open to national nursing associations; national midwifery associations; specialist nursing associations (such as mental health, critical care, paediatrics, operating theatre etc); regional and international nursing, midwifery and health associations; regulatory bodies, universities, and individuals. By becoming a member of the CNMF, you can support the work of the CNMF and become involved in that work. Members can promote their own work through the monthly e-News, the CNMF website or the extensive CNMF network. You can join online through the CNMF website:
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR NURSE MANAGERS IN SEYCHELLES
In April 2015 the CNMF commenced a series of workshops for nurse managers in Seychelles to increase their capacity as future leaders of nursing in Seychelles. The program covers such topics as leadership, workplace health and safety, communication, research, team building, quality, and documentation.