About the Conference

Our world today is far from being safe, healthy or peaceful. Many countries are experiencing war or civil conflict; there are more refugees than ever before seeking a safe place to live for themselves and their families; bush fires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis are a frequent occurrence; diseases such as Ebola and Zika threaten health and stability; climate change threatens entire populations.

Nurses and midwives are in a unique position to lead the way in promoting a safe, healthy and peaceful world through their work with individuals in health and education; with vulnerable groups; with young people; in disaster areas and in conflict zones; with refugees; by being an activist; and by influencing governments and their policies.

The 4th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference will provide an opportunity for nurses and midwives to showcase the contribution they are making to a safe, healthy and peaceful world.

The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF) is a federation of national nursing and midwifery associations in Commonwealth countries.

The CNMF was established in 1973 and is a Commonwealth accredited civil society organisation and a UK registered private company limited by guarantee. The purpose of the CNMF is to contribute to the improved health of citizens of the Commonwealth by fostering access to nursing education; influencing health policy; developing nursing networks; strengthening nursing leadership through in-country education and training; and capacity building for national nursing and midwifery organisations through the provision of technical assistance with governance, policy, standards, legislation, and regulation. The CNMF produces a bi-annual journal; a monthly e-News; a biennial general meeting of members and conference; and represents nurses and midwives in Commonwealth and other international forums.

Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to the Commonwealth
Nurses and Midwives Federation by 30 June 2017.
» Call for Abstracts

More information

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