The International Council of Nurses is delighted to invite you to the ICN Congress 2019 to be held in Singapore from 27 June to 1 July 2019. Hosted by the Singapore Nurses Association, this international gathering of thousands of nurses will explore the many ways in which nurses work to achieve universal access to health, not only providing health care but also addressing the social determinants of health, such as education, gender equality, poverty, etc. The Congress will provide opportunities for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing and health-related knowledge. The Council of National Nursing Association Representatives, ICN’s global governing body, will convene from 25-27 June 2019. Congress participants who are members of ICN member associations will be able to observe global nursing leaders, identify the profession’s priorities and future directions.


Each year since 1992, the International Confederation of Midwives leads global recognition and celebration of the work of midwives, on the 5th of May. Each year ICM comes up with a campaign theme to motivate its Member Associations, partners and stakeholders to raise awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns. The 2018 theme was “midwives leading the way with quality care.”


The Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) 10th annual conference, will take place in Chicago at the Hilton Hotel, March 8-10, 2019. The theme is, Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health. The meeting will bring together leaders across a broad range of areas to share with us what we can do to overcome the knowledge-needs gap, scale up evidence-based solutions and impact public policies so we can effectively address the pressing global challenges we face. Attendees will have many opportunities to engage, learn, contribute and collaborate with each other in a dynamic, inspiring environment.