South-East Asia nursing and midwifery educational institutions network
Other TitlesReport of the second meeting, Yangon, Myanmar, 28-30 April 2009
AbstractThe South-East Asia Nursing and Midwifery Educational Institutional Network (SEANMEIN) was established to enhance information and experience sharing among nursing and midwifery schools in the Region to promote the development of nursing and midwifery education, service, research and workforce. The second meeting of the network, held on 28-30 April 2009 in Yangon, Myanmar, focused on three areas: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and primary health care (PHC); improving the quality of nursing and midwifery education; and strengthening nursing and midwifery workforce planning and development. The capacity of nurses and midwives in responding to MDGs and PHC, as well as in emergencies and disasters needs to be strengthened, but evidence in these areas is limited. The meeting agreed that the global standard on initial nursing and midwifery pre-service education could be applied in the Region. The meeting also recommended the adoption of the WHO guidelines for nursing and midwifery workforce planning and the guidelines for management of nursing and midwifery laboratory. It was recommended that WHO should support and promote evidence-based nursing and midwifery development in the area of MDGs and PHC, experience-sharing in the areas of quality and workforce planning and the use of WHO policies, standards and guidelines in the educational institutions, and strengthening of the capacity of educational institutions.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). South-East Asia nursing and midwifery educational institutions network. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206371