You are cordially invited to a Global Nurses United (GNU) International Conference hosted by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising under the title “Delivering Nursing and Midwifery Services in Conflict Zones” which will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 9.00a.m. – 5.30p.m.
Venue: William Norton House, 575 North Circular Road, Dublin 1
The conference will comprise of 65 delegates from 15 different countries spanning Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and the Philippines.
Delegates will hear presentations from Mark Loughrey, Nurse Historian on the role played by nurses and midwives during the 1916 Rising. Nurses from the Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland who contributed to the publication “Nurses Voices” will relay their stories from the Northern Ireland Troubles while Mr Len Rubenstein, Chairman of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, will bring delegates right up to the current day by providing accounts of the coalition’s factual report “No Protection, No Respect, Health Workers and Health Facilities Under Attack 2015 and early 2016” available here https://www.safeguardinghealth.org/sites/shcc/files/SHCC2016final.pdf
The day will end with a Question and Answer session chaired by Ms Patricia King, General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
GLOBAL NURSES UNITED https://www.nbnu.ca/global-nurses-united/
Nurses from fourteen countries gathered in June 2013 for a conference hosted by National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the United States. The nurses shared similar stories of fighting austerity, privatization of public health services, attacks on public workers, and heart breaking erosion of patient care standards and how these devastating policies are hurting their communities and impacting the health of their patients.
The result – the formation of the action oriented Global Nurses United.
Global Nurses United (GNU) provides organizations from the endorsing countries the ability to work collectively to guarantee the highest standards of universal health care, as a human right for all and to secure safe patient care, especially regarding safe nurse-patient ratios.
GNU is unified in opposition to the adverse effects of income inequality, poverty, attacks on public workers and the ravages of climate change. GNU members are strong supporters of the Millennium Development Goals but are demanding immediate action, and this means nurses need to speak up now!
The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is a founding member of the GNU.