Although nurses and midwives account for the largest health workforce, collaboration is key if any difference is to be made. It is impossible to create sustainable changes to health if we focus only on SDG 3 'Good Health and Well-Being'. For the people of the 144 nations and territories that are either fully or partly within the Torrid or Tropical Zone, there are increasing critical issues, such as rapid population and economic growth, rising sea levels, declining crop yields, extinction of vulnerable species, poor health outcomes including neglected tropical diseases, unacceptable levels of infant mortality and reduced life expectancy, extreme poverty, poor educational outcomes, and environmental degradation. What happens in this region will have a global impact.
The 12th Biennial Conference and Meetings of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery will be held from 17-19th and 17-20th July 2018, respectively, with the Conference days 1 and 2 held at the highly regarded Cairns Convention Centre, located in the Cairns CBD. Ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring all people enjoy peace and prosperity is everyone’s business, so please join us and be part of the solution.
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