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

 Nursing Now

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

         Countdown to Conference


Celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 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

The CNMF is proud to announce performances from the
Commonwealth Children's Orchestra and Choir at the opening and closing ceremonies of the conference. The Commonwealth Children's Orchestra and Choir engages with school children in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth using music as a means of international dialogue.

Commonwealth Children's Orchestra & Choir

Commonwealth Children's Orchestra & Choir

   24th CNMF Biennial Meeting of

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.

CNMF Mental Health Project

The CNMF worked with the Governments of the Seychelles and Botswana to write new mental health legislation so it reflects international human rights conventions for people with mental disability. New legislation is before the Parliament in the Seychelles and new draft legislation is now available for comment in Botswana. Currently, the CNMF is working with the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to write new mental health legislation. The CNMF provides 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 in the Bahamas.