Nurses and midwives across the
         Commonwealth mourn the death of

                      Queen Elizabeth II

The President and Board of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), and on behalf of nurses and midwives from all 56 Commonwealth countries, express their deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II was always a role model nurses and midwives could identity with: dedication to duty, steadfastness in the face of adversity, and commitment to a lifetime of service to the peoples of the Commonwealth.

On International Nurses Day 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen Elizabeth II took the time to telephone Professor Kathleen McCourt, President of the CNMF to send a message of solidarity, thanks, and encouragement to nurses and midwives across the Commonwealth.


Queen Elizabeth II was held in the greatest respect and affection by nurses and midwives across the Commonwealth: as their Queen and Head of the Commonwealth, but also as a working woman and a mother, successfully juggling multiple roles with dignity, courage and good humour. We will hold her memory and her example in our hearts.


   25th CNMF Biennial Meeting of Members
               Saturday 24 September 2022

                        REGISTER NOW

The 2022 Biennial Meeting of Members will be an online meeting due to the ongoing difficulties faced by many Commonwealth countries in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to vaccination, and travel and quarantine restrictions. The meeting will be held twice in two different time zones to accommodate the attendance of members from all Commonwealth countries. The date for the 25th Biennial Meeting of Members is Friday 23 - Saturday 24 September.

Registration is essential. Complete and return the registration form below so you are able to join us for this important decision-making meeting.
Meeting papers can be downloaded below.

* Registration Form CNMF 25th Biennial Meeting 2022
* CNMF 25th Biennial Meeting draft agenda
* 25th CNMF Biennial Presidents Report

* 25th CNMF Biennial Meeting Executive Secretary Report
* Treasurers Report CNMF 25th Biennial 2022
* CNMF Signed Audited Accounts 2020-2022
* Recommended changes to the CNMF Constitution 2022
* Draft changes to CNMF Constitution March 2022
* Policy Statement on Climate Change and Health
* Policy Statement on Gender Equality

* Policy Statement on the International Recruitment of Nurses and Midwives


6th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference

The CNMF Board have taken the decision to postpone the 6th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference which was due to be held in 2022. The CNMF was very fortunate that a successful 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference was able to be held just before country lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is still very difficult for CNMF members fom many countries to travel internationally. The 6th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference will therefore be postponed until 2024. Information regarding the date, venue and theme for the Conference will be available at the end of 2022.

           CNMF Policy Statements
               Invitation to comment

CNMF members and friends are invited to provide comment on the latest CNMF Policy Statements:

>> Policy Statement on Climate Change and Health
>> Policy Statement on Gender Equality
>> Policy Statement on the International Recruitment of Nurses and Midwives

Comments should be forwarded to by 30 November 2022.


2022 Regional Conferences

The CNMF Board has decided to hold six regional conferences in the first half of 2022. The CNMF six regions are: the Pacific; Asia, Atlantic; West Africa; Europe; and East, Central and Southern Africa. The CNMF Board Member for each region will decide the theme for the regional conference for their area and invite local speakers and other CNMF members and friends.

More information will be sent to members as themes, dates and programs are finalised. The regional conferences will be held online.