3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference
12-13 March 2016 London UK

Toward 2020: Celebrating nursing and midwifery leadership

The 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference came to a successful conclusion with participants joining hands to sing songs of farewell and friendship. Presenters and participants from 26 Commonwealth countries and 3 non-Commonwealth countries attended the conference. Presentations from the conference will shortly be uploaded to the CNMF website. See below for the program and Book of Abstracts.
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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. Go to:http://www.mentalhealthlawreform.org/



Friday 11 March 2016

Royal College of Nursing London UK

CNMF members representing 20 countries attended the 22nd CNMF Biennial Meeting held in London at the Royal College of Nursing on Friday 11 March 2016. A highlight of the meeting was the policy discussions on key issues of concern to CNMF members. Two new members were welcomed to the CNMF: Brunei Darussalam and Rwanda. Nurses for Nurses Network Australia was welcomed as an Affiliate Member and CGFNS USA was welcomed as an Associate Member.

The Biennial Meeting was was followed by a reception hosted by the RCN UK to celebrate their 100 year anniversary.


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