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Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery General Meeting
The General Meeting of the Global Network World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery (GN WHO CC) was held on Saturday 30th July 2016 at the Glasgow Caledonian University of Glasgow, Scotland. This meeting was held alongside the 11th Biennial WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery conference Strategic Conversations: The Nursing and Midwifery Contribution towards Global Health 2030, 27th-29th July 2016.
Seventy members, partners and colleagues attended the meeting. Reports were given from the 6 WHO regions of the world. Senior representatives from WHO Geneva and AMRO, AFRO, EMRO, EURO WHO regional and country offices, and GN WHO CC partner organisations International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) also attended.
The Secretary General of the GN WHO CC Professor John Daly (Dean, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), formally opened the meeting, welcoming members followed by brief introductions.
The GN WHO CC Assistant Secretary General Ms Michele Rumsey presented a Secretariat Report 2014-2016. This information will assist the GNWHOCCs to gain a better understanding of global work being undertaken, links to current strategies and potential future collaborations. Attending Collaborating Centres provided updates on their current terms of reference, projects, research; future strategies and links with WHO SDNM 2016-2020. This will be included in the full report.