MALTA TO HOST NEXT CNF EUROPE REGION
The CNMF is pleased to announce that the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses will be hosting the 11th CNMF Europe Region Conference 6-7 March 20154 on the wonderfully interesting and historic island of Malta. This conference is always an outstanding success with high quality presentations from across the world.
Further information is available on the MUMN website (http://www.mumn.org) or the CNMF website (http://www.commonwealthnurses.org). The CNMF encourages all nurses and midwives to make this conference a must in their diary for 2015.
11th Regional European Commonwealth Conference
San Antonio Hotel and Spa Qawra Malta
Friday to Saturday 6-7th March 2015
nurses and midwives hold the future
VALE CLAVERY MPANDANA
It is with great sadness that the death of Mr Clavery Mpandana, Chief Nurse of Tanzania, is reported. Mr Mpandana died from cancer after a short illness. Nurses in Tanzania and across the east, central and southern Africa region will be saddened by the death of Mr Mpandana who was a champion of nursing and tireless in his efforts to improve the standard of nursing care to the people of Tanzania. Mr Mpandana was a great friend to many people and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends at this difficult time.
CNMF MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT SEYCHELLES AND BOTSWANA
The CNMF has been funded by the Commonwealth Foundation to work with the Seychelles and Botswana Governments 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. A website will shortly be 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.
CHPA 2013 MH Report Summary
CHPA 2013 MH Report
EBOLA UPDATE FROM SIERRA LEONE
The World Health Organisation's latest situation report highlights ongoing intense Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone. The capital Freetown is still the worst affected area and transmission remains intense and persistent in all districts except in the south and west. The WHO report that to date there have been 8,356 cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone with 2,085 deaths. In the last few days, a senior doctor in Sierra Leone has died of the disease, the 11th doctor to die. To date, 142 health workers have been infected with 109 deaths reported.
Globally, countries are responding by establishing treatment centres and sending health care personnel however supply cannot keep up with demand. The education and training of health workers in infection prevention and control and the provision of appropriate personal protective equipment is a key priority. Safe and dignified burials are also an important element of the response.
2nd COMMONWEALTH NURSES CONFERENCE
London 8-9 March 2014
For all presentations at the conference click here.