Networking of nursing and midwifery education institution for nursing and midwifery development
Other Titlesreport of an intercountry workshop, Cha-am, Thailand, 6-7 July 2007
AbstractAn intercountry workshop on Networking of Nursing and Midwifery Educational Institutions for Nursing and Midwifery Development was conducted on 6-7 July 2006 at Cha-am, Thailand to strengthen the capacity of WHO collaborating centres for nursing and midwifery development in the Region and to strengthen other nursing and midwifery educational institutions. The main objectives of the workshop were: to develop the South-East Asia Nursing and Midwifery Educational Institutions Network (SEANMEIN); to adopt the South-East Asia Strategic Framework of Nursing and Midwifery, 2006-2010; review the achievements and challenges of five WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development in the SEA Region; identify nodal nursing and midwifery education institutions in member countries in the Region; determine ways and means of sustaining the Network, and make recommendations to strengthen nursing and midwifery in the Region. During the technical sessions, the workshop deliberated on issues and challenges of human resources for health in the Region, presented two 59th World Health Assembly resolutions on Nursing and Midwifery and rapid scaling up in production of public health workforce, discussed the importance of having nursing and midwifery minimal database for planning, monitoring, managing , regulating, benchmarking and payroll, discussed the role and functions of a WHO collaborating centre for nursing and midwifery development and established the South-East Asia Nursing and Midwifery Educational Institutions Network. The report of the workshop documents the issues that were addressed, identifies future course of action and makes recommendations for the Network, WHO and country offices to strengthen nursing and midwifery in the Region.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). Networking of nursing and midwifery education institution for nursing and midwifery development. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205551
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