About the Conference
2020: a year of celebration of nursing and midwifery
World leaders have committed to the achievement of universal health coverage; tackling non-communicable disease; promoting primary health care; and the Sustainable Development Goals. None of these can be achieved without the contribution of nurses and midwives.
2020 is anticipated to be named as the World Health Organisation "Year of the Nurse". The first ever World Health Organisation "State of the World's Nursing" report will be launched in 2020 as well as the release of the third "State of the World’s Midwifery" report. 2020 is the final year of the global "Nursing Now" campaign; and 2020 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Sunday 8 March 2020 is International Women’s Day, and Monday 9 March 2020 is Commonwealth Day - all excellent reasons to celebrate.
At the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference we will be celebrating the past achievements, present endeavours, and future contributions of nurses and midwives to global health and wellbeing across all settings within the following themes:
Call for Abstracts
Submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to the Commonwealth
Nurses and Midwives Federation by 31 May 2019.
The CNMF was established in 1973 and is a Commonwealth accredited civil society organisation and a UK registered private company limited by guarantee.