Health workforce

Report of the Forum for the Government Chief Nurses and Midwives

12-13 May, 2010

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Publication details

Number of pages: 38
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HRH/HPN/11.1

The objectives of the 2010 GCNMO Forum were to bring nursing and midwifery leaders together to:

  • Engage GCNMOs in activities that will build their knowledge and skills about the workings of World Health Assembly (WHA), and the ways in which GCNMOs can confidently inform WHA policy and decisions.
  • Introduce GCNMOs to the Global Leadership Consortium, the draft roles and responsibilities of GCNMOs document and the draft Self-Assessment, and invite input.
  • Provide an update on the current status of strengthening health systems within the context of primary health care (PHC) and the fourth and fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG5) (Maternal and Newborn Health), with focus on leadership required from GCNMOs to ensure successful implementation.
  • Identify concrete actions which GCNMOs could implement relative to PHC reform and maternal and newborn health, together with indicators they could utilize to identify progress.