WHO announce

"Year of the Nurse and Midwife''

The 72nd World Health Assembly at their meeting in

Geneva May 2019 announced that 2020 would be celebrated as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife''.

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Download the recommendations from the
     2019 Civil Society Policy Forum

                    Saturday 18 May 2019

2019 Key Civil Society Actions for Commonwealth Health Ministers

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Official_portrait_of_Lord_Crisp_crop_2.jpg/220px-Official_portrait_of_Lord_Crisp_crop_2.jpg Plenary conference speaker, Lord Nigel Crisp, will welcome in the 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife and give an update on the Nursing Now campaign
Celebrate with nurses and midwives from across the Commonwealth at the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference London 6-7 March 2020.
Click on the graphic below to go to the conference website

24th CNMF Biennial Meeting of Members
Thursday 5 March 2020, London UK

Join CNMF members in London at the Royal College of Nursing, Thursday 5 March 2020 for the 24th CNMF Biennial Meeting of Members, the decision making body of the CNMF.

» CNMF 23rd Biennial Meeting 2018
» 4th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference

Membership of the CNMF is open to national nursing associations; national midwifery associations; specialist nursing associations; regional and international nursing associations; regulatory bodies, universities, and individuals. By becoming a member of the CNMF you can support the work of the CNMF and become involved in that work. Members can promote their own work through the monthly e-News, the CNMF website, or the extensive CNMF network. Join online - go to ''Membership'' below.

Bahamas writes new mental health legislation

The Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has begun a process of writing new mental health legislation so it reflects international human rights conventions for people with mental disability. The CNMF is providing technical advice and support working with the Indian Law Society Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy. The Pan Americal Health Organisation is also providing support for the initiative.

A working group meeting was held in Nassau in June to develop a draft template for the new legislation. The working group meeting was opened by the Bahamas Minister for Health, the Hon Dr Duane Sands.

 Nursing Now

Nursing Now: https://www.nursingnow.org