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gnStories about nurses & related health issues are most often under-reported in traditional media. With NIGH’s mandate to increase public awareness about these concerns, this website seeks to improve our global understanding of the dynamics that decrease or improve the health of people worldwide.

 

Shown here on the left, Evelyn Shober, a Family Nurse Practitioner student from the Samuel Merritt College at the Sacramento Regional Nursing Center in Sacramento, California. She joined a two-week mission to local hospitals, orphanages and villages in and around Vientiane, the capitol of Laos. Featured during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse, this story is one of our examples of 21st Century Nightingales. Read more >>

Australia: calls for nursing to be at the centre of the health system

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The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has made a bold pitch in its submission to the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission, calling for major reform to the way health services are funded and delivered. The ANF, representing nearly 160,000 members, is the professional and industrial voice for nurses and midwives in the country.
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Turkish Nursing Education Congress

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The  sixth Turkish Nursing Education Congress will be held in Cappadocia from 22 to 25 October this year. International participants are invited to attend the congress.
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Princess Muna of Jordan highlights new health challenges

Her Royal Highness, Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan, speaking at the 61st World Health Assembly in Geneva recently, warned governments about the complex health challenges facing people today. She pointed out that these challenges require a comprehensive approach to health, rather than emphasis on healthcare alone. They required solid commitment in addressing the socio-economic determinants of health, stronger collaboration with non-health sectors, more effective and new alliances, closer co-ordination between global health partners, and considerably more effective health systems, she stressed.

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Archbishop Tutu: "Health must be inclusive of spiritual well-being"

In an inspiring speech to delegates attending the 61st World Health Assembly in Geneva recently, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu challenged governments and policy makers to do better to fulfil the promise of health for all. He called the right to health a sacred and solemn covenant.

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World Health Assembly sets out bold new action

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The 61st World Health Assembly, which comprised of a record 2704 participants from 190 nations, meeting in Geneva recently, has set WHO on a course to tackle longstanding, new and looming threats to global public health.
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Bill Moyers features the California Nursing Association

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America's veteran journalist and broadcaster, Bill Moyers, in his journal for the Public Broadcasting Service, features the views of the California Nurses Association (CNA), which works to provide a voice for the nurses and a vision for healthcare. In the programme, Rose Ann Demaro, CNA's Executive Director, critiques America's present approaches to healthcare and goes on to outline alternative plans.

You can view the video, read the transcript and make a comment here: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05092008/profile.html

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Visitors at the Mapparium in the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the site to launch Dr. Jean Watson's Million Nurse Project—during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse—to radiate heart-centered Love, Caring and Compassion through individual and collective global meditations. Photo Courtesy of the Mary Baker Eddy Library.