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Nursing and Midwifery


Nurses : Royal College of Nursing

The RCN works with UK, European and wider international alliances and stakeholders to influence health and nursing policy globally. More information can be found on its "Our International Work" page. 

The International Nursing Network brings together health care practitioners interested in the field of international health care.

Members of this community include registered practitioners, health care assistants, students and volunteers.

The International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations. It represents the more than 16 million nurses worldwide.  Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals.  Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce. 


Midwives : Royal College of Midwives

Global Projects : This page of the website shows the ways in which the RCM supports sister midwives globally. 

Guidance and opportunities : This page provides information about support that midwives can receive to engage with work abroad. for midwifery electives. 

International Confederation of Midwives : The Confederation supports, represents and works to stregthen professional associations of midwives on a global basis. It works with midwives and midwifery associations globally to secure women's rights to midwifery care before, during and after childbirth. 


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