About the Conference

2020: a year of celebration of nursing and midwifery

World leaders have committed to the achievement of universal health coverage; tackling non-communicable disease; promoting primary health care; and the Sustainable Development Goals. None of these can be achieved without the contribution of nurses and midwives.

2020 is anticipated to be named as the World Health Organisation "Year of the Nurse". The first ever World Health Organisation "State of the World's Nursing" report will be launched in 2020 as well as the release of the third "State of the World’s Midwifery" report. 2020 is the final year of the global "Nursing Now" campaign; and 2020 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Sunday 8 March 2020 is International Women’s Day, and Monday 9 March 2020 is Commonwealth Day - all excellent reasons to celebrate.

At the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference we will be celebrating the past achievements, present endeavours, and future contributions of nurses and midwives to global health and wellbeing across all settings within the following themes:
» Clinical practice
» Leadership and management
» Education and training
» Policy and practice
» Research and innovation

» CNMF 2020 Call for Abstracts



Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation by 31 May 2019.
» Call for Abstract Guidelines

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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.