The 5th International conference for Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN) takes place 14-16 May 2019 in Kenya – and the call for abstracts is open!

Hosted by the University of Nairobi School of Nursing Sciences in conjunction with the Ministry of Health – Kenya, the GNPHN conference welcomes international policy makers, public /community health nurses, clinical nurse practitioners, midwives, scholars, lecturers and other health-related partners to submit abstracts and attend the conference.

Conference Theme: ‘Good Health & Well Being’ – Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Because of their global significance and relevance to Public Health Nursing, it was agreed to explore the contribution of Public Health Nursing to achieving Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development  Goals ‘Good Health & Well Being’ as a working title for the conference. .

The sub themes will focus on how Goal 3 targets can be applied to every aspect and every population group, for example older people’s services, maternal & child, mental health, people with disabilities, health care systems and safe environments.

Call for abstracts:

  • in support of the conference theme ‘Good Health & Well Being’ – Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • now open until 30 September 2018
  • please submit via the Ex Ordo online system

Conference Bookings/Registration and Earlybird

Bookings are now open with earlybird registration (saving you $50 USD) available until 28 February 2019.  After this date the prices will increase by $50 USD.

GNPHN members receive a $50 reduction on the conference registration cost.

Conference registration includes:

  • Attendance at 3 day conference 14-16 May 2019 including meals and refreshments
  • Optional – Site visits on 13 May 2019 /Welcome reception on 13 May 2019 /Gala Dinner on 15 May 2019

Conference registration does not include:

  • Accommodation and travel costs.
  • Tour packages will be available and can be booked separately.

!UPDATE 12/4/18: Call for abstracts extended to 14 May!

The International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR), in conjunction with Swansea University, is pleased to host an International Symposium focusing on Transforming Community and Public Health: Inspiring Future Generations –  being held at Swansea University on 16 and 17 July 2018.

The aim of the Symposium is to explore the impact and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on addressing the health and wellbeing needs of today’s population and those of future generations.

LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Now extended to 14 May 2018. Guidance for poster abstracts and ViPER submissions can be found here:  Poster and ViPER guidance

This event is relevant for all nurses and other health and social care practitioners whether in practice, education or management whose focus is within community or primary care.

Symposium date: 16 and 17 July 2018
Venue: Swansea University, Bay Campus, Swansea. SA1 8EN

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) announces the launch of its International membership whilst Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, iHV executive director, Professor Dame Sarah Cowley, iHV Trustee, and Dr Karen Whitaker, iHV Fellow, attend a UNICEF meeting in Leiden, Holland, as professional advisors to support the introduction of home visiting services in other countries.

iHV International membership has been introduced for those living overseas who would like to have access to the latest evidence-based research, reports, briefings and other materials relevant to the work of the health visitor.  In addition, this new category of membership helps the iHV to raise international awareness of the important role of health visitors.

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, executive director, iHV, said:

“I am pleased to open up our membership of the Institute of Health Visiting to those health professionals living outside of the UK who work with babies, children, families and communities.  Membership of the iHV provides access to our vast number of excellent evidence-based resources and information to improve outcomes for children and families and reduce health inequalities.”

The announcement of iHV’s International membership coincides with Cheryll, Sarah and Karen’s attendance and presentations at a UNICEF meeting, being held in Leiden, Holland, where UNICEF is supporting the introduction of a home visiting service based on health visiting into 25 countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Dr Adams added:

“I am delighted we are helping support UNICEF to introduce home visiting services into other countries. UNICEF is turning to England as a source of best practice on the central role that the health visitor plays in the lives of families due to our history and the level of experience and sophistication in our systems.  The UK health visiting service is seen as the gold standard service to emulate, with the iHV as the ‘go to place’ to support these countries.”

In 2014, the iHV hosted a meeting for UNICEF where child and family health experts from Eastern Europe and Central Asia visited England to learn about the vital role that health visitors play in health and wellbeing outcomes for children and their families in England – they heard presentations on policy, education, research, practice, health visiting frameworks and tools.

Dr Adams added:

“We’re very proud here at the Institute of Health Visiting to be working with UNICEF to help child and family experts of other countries to improve the health and development outcomes of young children and their families in their own countries.  Health visitors in the UK play a vital role in ensuring that every child gets the best possible start in life – and the iHV supports UK health visitors to do just that!  And now, with our International membership, the iHV will be helping other health professionals to achieve the same in their own countries.”

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has a strong presence at the 4th International Conference of the Global Public Health Nursing Network (GPHNN) – taking place in Denmark 19-20 September 2016 – with several presentations and key note speakers.

The conference provides a basis for future collaboration and shared experience within public health nursing for health visitors and other public health nurses.

We welcome abstracts on different perspectives within Public Health. Abstract submission is free of charge.
Accepted abstracts will be presented as short oral presentations as well as posters. All abstracts will be published in the proceedings book of the conference. the proceedings book will also be available on the website after the conference.
Abstract submission is open from 1st of December 2015. Deadline for abstract submission is 15th of April 2016.
The submitting author will receive an acknowledgement per e-mail. Abstract acceptance will be notified by May 15th 2016.
Questions related to abstracts or the submission may be addressed to
Christina Louise Lindhardt, [email protected]

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