Global Nursing Conference Kicks off in Korea

Global Nursing Conference Kicks off in Korea
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Approximately seven thousand participants will attend the ICN Conference which kicks off today, in Seoul, Korea, under the theme Global Citizen, Global Nursing. This international gathering of nurses will explore the importance of cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation in nursing. The Conference will provide opportunities for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries.

A call to scale-up community health workers

Public health officials and practitioners from around Africa and from international public and private organizations, businesses, and universities, met in Accra, Ghana June 9-11 to consider ways to scale-up the coverage of high-quality community health worker (CHW) systems in our countries to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). In the meeting they pledged to work together to speed the scale-up of CHW systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and issued an urgent appeal.

Health Workers Count - Photo Exhibition

The outbreak in West Africa is not over yet. Health workers have been the backbone of the response, and during this month’s 68th World Health Assembly, the international health community paid tribute to them.

A photo exhibition organized by the Global Health Workforce Alliance and the WHOs Health Workforce Department is currently on display at WHO headquarters.

The World Health Assembly concludes reaching agreement on strengthening surgical care, polio and International Health Regulations

27 May 2015 – GENEVA - The World Health Assembly concluded yesterday, with apparent health workforce implications in several “landmark resolutions” decisions and discussions – on the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, surgical care, polio eradication; epilepsy, implementation of the International Health Regulations among the few. Delegates at the Assembly also made a series of decisions stemming from the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak, which give the WHO Secretariat the go-ahead to carry out structural reforms so it can prepare for and respond rapidly, flexibly and effectively to emergencies and disease outbreaks.

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