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  • 19 May, 2018
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  • Final day of #Triad2018 in Geneva. Under the theme, Strengthening nursing and midwifery through collaboration and partnerships, Sheila Tlou (@_dinotshe), Catherine Hanaway (@C_Hanaway), Baroness Mary Watkins, Francis Omaswa (@omaswaf) and @LordNigelCrisp opened the final day of the Triad to talk more about the @NursingNow2020 campaign and explain to delegates how they can access the tools and resources needed to support and implement the campaign at the grass roots level. . Fran McConville (Technical Officer for Midwifery, WHO) opened the sub-session on Upscaling nursing and midwifery education and training with presentations by @maryrenfrew (Professor of Mother and Infant Health, University of Dundee; @RumseyMichele (Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Health) Harindar Goyal (R.A.K. College of Nursing, India); and Michael Larui (Chair, South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance) A session on Engaging nursing and midwifery stakeholders for effective multisectoral action: the role of civil society and the private sector covered several key topics such as women’s leadership in health, safeguarding health in conflict, the importance of youth involvement, Speakers included: Barbara Stilwell, @laurahoemeke (Intrahealth), @Arush_Lal (Global Health Corps), @RupaDhatt (Women in Global Health), and Vince Blaser @balserv (Frontline Health Workers Coalition) The Triad ended with key take-away messages presented by Pam Cipriano (ICN), Mary Kirk (ICM) and Saminarsih Diah Satyani (CNMO): • Nursing and midwifery is a good investment for UHC, global health security and economic growth • Elevate role of nursing and midwifery to the health policy agendas at national level and WHA • Strengthen education, regulation, labour rights and practice environment in countries • Maintain momentum through regular implementation, monitoring and accountability of the Global Strategy on Human resources for Health and the Strategic Directions on Nursing and Midwifery.

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ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
19 May, 2018

Final day of #Triad2018 in Geneva. Under the theme, Strengthening nursing and midwifery through collaboration and partnerships, Sheila Tlou (@_dinotshe), Catherine Hanaway (@C_Hanaway), Baroness Mary Watkins, Francis Omaswa (@omaswaf) and @LordNigelCrisp opened the final day of the Triad to talk more about the @NursingNow2020 campaign and explain to delegates how they can access the tools and resources needed to support and implement the campaign at the grass roots level. . Fran McConville (Technical Officer for Midwifery, WHO) opened the sub-session on Upscaling nursing and midwifery education and training with presentations by @maryrenfrew (Professor of Mother and Infant Health, University of Dundee; @RumseyMichele (Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Health) Harindar Goyal (R.A.K. College of Nursing, India); and Michael Larui (Chair, South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance) A session on Engaging nursing and midwifery stakeholders for effective multisectoral action: the role of civil society and the private sector covered several key topics such as women’s leadership in health, safeguarding health in conflict, the importance of youth involvement, Speakers included: Barbara Stilwell, @laurahoemeke (Intrahealth), @Arush_Lal (Global Health Corps), @RupaDhatt (Women in Global Health), and Vince Blaser @balserv (Frontline Health Workers Coalition) The Triad ended with key take-away messages presented by Pam Cipriano (ICN), Mary Kirk (ICM) and Saminarsih Diah Satyani (CNMO): • Nursing and midwifery is a good investment for UHC, global health security and economic growth • Elevate role of nursing and midwifery to the health policy agendas at national level and WHA • Strengthen education, regulation, labour rights and practice environment in countries • Maintain momentum through regular implementation, monitoring and accountability of the Global Strategy on Human resources for Health and the Strategic Directions on Nursing and Midwifery.

ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
18 May, 2018

Day three of the #maymeetings in Geneva. The ICN-ICM-WHO Triad meeting continued with a session on Optimizing performance, quality and impact of the nursing and midwifery workforce through evidence-informed policies. The first part of this session focused on Leveraging the power of nursing and midwifery to deliver better health outcomes in a changing world. Speakers included: Mary Renfrew (Professor of Mother and Infant Health, University of Dundee), Sung Rae Shin (ICN Board member), Viv Bennett (Director, Nursing at Public Health England), Magda Awases (WHO Health Systems and Human Resources Development) and Kanjana Chuntai (GCNMO Thailand), The session continued with presentations on the theme of Nursing and midwifery development and youth, gender and migration by Thembeka Gwagwa (ICN Board member), Saminarsih Diah Satyani (WHO), Christian Stromes (ICN Nurse Student) and Siobhan O’Halloran (GCNMO Ireland), and examples of Country experiences on involvement and alignment of nursing and midwifery personnel with development and implementation of recent global strategies and WHO resolutions with presentations by Nonhlanhla Makhanya (GCNO South Africa), Silvia Cassiani (PAHO/WHO), and Sumaya Alblooshi (GCNMO UAE). The high-level discussion continued in the afternoon under the theme Strengthening nursing and midwifery data for monitoring and ensuring accountability for the implementation of national and regional strategies. Speakers on the sub-theme of Nursing and Midwifery in National Health Workforce Accounts, chaired by Khassoum Diallo (Coordinator, Data, Evidence and Knowledge Management,WHO), included Wendy Sealey (GCNO Barbados), Marcel Johnson (GCNO Bahamas), Magda Awases (WHO) and John Grove, Director, Information, Evidence and Research, WHO). The day finished with a look at Regulatory challenges and upskilling nurses and midwives in countries, moderated by Mary Kirk (ICM Vice President) with presentations by David Clarke (Health Systems Adviser, WHO), Edna Tallam (GCNMO Kenya), Lynn Power (Canada), Franklin Shaffer (CEO CGFNS International) and Sally Pairman (ICM CEO).

ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
17 May, 2018

May Meetings, Day 2: The ICN NNA meeting opened this morning with a welcome from @AnnetteMKennedy, ICN President. @ThomasKearns12 gave a brief update on ICN programmes and events and spoke about the new Strategic Plan for ICN, requesting NNAs to complete a survey to help the Board in this task. @HowardCatton, Director, Nursing & Health Policy updated the NNAs on the policy work ICN has been doing over the past year, stressing how ICN is working closely with other organisations such as WHO, UN, ILO, etc. He presented ICN’s strategic priorities, which are deliberately aligned with the global health agenda including ageing, antimicrobial resistance, immunisation, non-communicable disease including mental health, and universal health coverage. Howard also thanked the NNAs for their contributions to the web-based consultation on NCDs. During the second session on Nurses pay and reward, Howard announced the release of a new analysis of pay data collected by the ICN Workforce Forums over 10 years (2006-2016). The findings show that many nurses around the world have experienced a real terms’ fall in their purchasing power over the past 10 years. A panel of NNAs, from USA, Iran, Ireland and Zimbabwe, spoke about issues of pay and nursing shortages in their own countries. The session on Nurses working environment and retention, chaired by @KarenBjoro, ICN Board member, included James Buchan from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia; Christiane Wiskow, from the International Labour Organisation; and Ivan D. Ivanov from WHO. The afternoon kicked off with a presentation by @LordNigelCrisp on the @NursingNow2020 campaign. This was followed by a film, Marianne and Maraget, two Austrian nurses who have been recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize for their work, during 40 years, in a sanatorium in Korea for Hansen's disease (leprosy) patients. Christian Strømnes, ICN Student Intern and President of the Norwegian Student Nurses Association, spoke about ICN’s work to raise the profile of student and novice nurses. At the same time, the Regulation and Credentialling Forum was held with key topics including Leveraging the role of education in regulation to deliver better health, by Sally Pairman, @ICM_CE; Invisibility of midwifery within regulation by Mary Kirk, ICM Vice President; and a discussion on The public vs. the profession: Who are we really protecting? by Carolyn Reed from the Nursing Council of New Zealand and Barbara Mangiacavalli from the National Opi Nursing Board in Italy. The second session of the day explored the different models of regulation and the role of research from a regulator view and included perspectives from Tanya Vogt from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; Lynn Power from the Canadian National Nursing Assessment Service; and David Benton, CEO of NCSBN. The final session of the Forum looked at the important topic of Migration of nurses and midwives in an increasingly interwined world: The case for internationalisation of regulation and included presentations by Franklin A. Shaffer, President and CEO @CGFNS International, Inc; Tassana Boontong from Mahodol University, Thailand, and Lynette Cusack, from the University of Adelaide, Australia. The day ended with a special reception to celebrate International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day #IND2018. Follow us on Twitter to get live updates on this event, we are @ICNurses. #maymeetings

ICN Voice to Lead
ICN Voice to Lead
17 May, 2018

New Report on nurses' salary data shows salary stagnation and fall in purchasing power...read full here: tinyurl.com/yc9tr25f