CNMF receives Burdett Trust grants


The CNMF is pleased to advise that two project proposals submitted to The Burdett Trust for Nursing have been approved for funding. The first project is to provide three maternal health education programs in Sierra Leone where the maternal mortality rate has risen since the Ebola crisis. The second project is based in the South Pacific and focuses on nurses' health and the influence the nurses' perception of their own health has on the health messages they give their clients.

Become a CNMF member

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:


Global Handwashing Day October 15

Campaign for water, sanitation and hygiene for all on Global Handwashing Day, 15 October 2016


World leaders have promised that everyone, everywhere will have water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030, and that Universal Health Coverage will be a reality.

Clean water, proper toilets and soap for hand-washing are fundamental to delivering quality healthcare for mothers and babies. But as many of us know, too many health clinics and hospitals lack these basics.

Every minute, every day, mothers and babies suffer and lives are lost needlessly because of a lack of safe water and sanitation. Help us end this global crisis and transform lives.

On Global Handwashing Day (15 October), the CNMF, ICM and WaterAid are launching a global campaign to change this. We aim to ensure every health professional (midwives, nurses, doctors, obstetricians and others) and every healthcare facility in the world has water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030. Click on the link below.

Together we can make this a reality. Go to the URL below to join the campaign and sign the petition.