Forum for Government Chief Nurses and Midwives, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 12–13 May 2010
WHO CC involvement: Michele Rumsey, Professor John Daly, Professor Christine Duffield and Professor Jill White
Michele Rumsey was a member of the Forum Steering Committee. In recognition of the important roles of government nursing and midwifery officers and the need for networking and capacity building, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened the fourth Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers (GCNMOs) in Geneva from 12–13 May 2010. Seventy three Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers from 65 countries across six regions participated in the Forum. Participants to the Forum also included observers from WHO headquarters and regional focal point on nursing and midwifery; members of the WHO Global Advisory Group on Nursing and Midwifery (GAGNM), the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres (GNWHOCC), the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and other Key stakeholders. Princess Muna Al Hussein, WHO Patron for nursing and midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region gave the Key note speech.
Michele Rumsey attended and presented Global Leadership Collaborative and GCNMO Roles and Responsibilities Package.
WHO CC UTS aims to continue to contribute to the global capacity building of government nursing and midwifery officers.