Launch of the European strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery towards Health 2020 goals (ESDNM)

14 – 18 September 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

During the 65th session of the Regional Committee in Vilnius, Lithuania, the WHO Regional Office for Europe will be launching the European Strategic Directions towards Health 2020 goals (ESDNM) and the accompanying new European compendium of good practices in nursing and midwifery towards Health 2020. 

Region-wide consensus on the document European strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery towards Health 2020 goals, and endorsement of the European compendium of good practices, a collection of 55 case studies from across the region, were secured at the 3rd biannual meeting of the region's government chief nursing officers (CNOs), national nursing and midwifery associations and WHO collaborating centres on nursing and midwifery from 8–9 April in Riga, Latvia. Both will serve as valuable resources to improve health and well-being of the population and to recognize the contribution of the professions of nursing and midwifery to Health 2020.