CNMF MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT SEYCHELLES
The CNMF has been funded by the Commonwealth Foundation to work with the Seychelles Government on 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. The CNMF took the opportunity to also meet with representatives of the Nurses Association of the Republic of Seychelles. A copy of the research report is available below.
CHPA 2013 MH Report Summary
CHPA 2013 MH Report
The CNMF received funding from The Beit Trust a charity with a focus on Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, to conduct leadership and maternal health education and training. Thirty midwives attended the first training program on maternal health in Gweru, Zimbabwe in May; twenty four nurses attended the leadership program in Chitungwiza in July and another twenty four midwives attended the second maternal health program in Chitungwiza also in July. Reports of the training programs are available below.
Gweru Making Pregnancy Safer Workshop Report May 2014
Chitungwiza Leadership Workshop Report July 2014
Chitungwiza Making Pregnancy Safer Workshop Report July 2014
EBOLA UPDATE FROM SIERRA LEONE
The President of the Sierra Leone Nurses Association, Mr Senesie Margao, reported that as at 3 September, there were 1,115 confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone: 251 people have survived and returned home and 399 people have died including 40 nurses and three doctors.
The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation funded the SLNA to conduct Ebola infection prevention training for nurses and midwives at Bo, Kenema, Kailahun, Kono, Bombali, Koinadugu and Kambia Districts, and the Western Area. The Chief Nursing Officer for Sierra Leone, Ms Hossinatu Mary Kanu is the CNMF Board Member for West Africa.
CNMF ECSA REGION PRESIDENTS MEET IN ZIMBABWE
CNMF Presidents attending the ECSACON conference in Zimbabwe in September met for a Presidents' dinner at the home of Mrs Angela Neuhaus the CNMF Honorary Treasurer. They were joined by outgoing President of ECSACON, Mrs and President of the ICN, Dr Judith Shamian.
SUCCESSFUL 11th ECSACON CONFERENCE
The 11th Scientific Conference of the East, Central and Southern College of Nursing (ECSACON) was held in Harare, Zimbabwe 1-4 September 2014. Over 400 nurses and midwives attended the conference which was followed by the 5th ECSACON Quadrennial General Meeting. Ms Susan Otieno from Kenya is the new President of ECSACON and Mr Gustav Moyo from Tanzania the new Vice President.
2nd COMMONWEALTH NURSES CONFERENCE
London 8-9 March 2014
For all presentations at the conference click here.