Friday, 23 June 2017

International Collaboration For Community Health Nursing Research(ICCHNR)-call for Abstract

International Collaboration For Community Health Nursing Research(ICCHNR) is pleased to announce their 2017 Community Health conference call for abstract and conference registration , themed: Community Health: Action for Change. Click here to read more on Abstract submission process

Abstracts are being accepted till 30th June 2017 and will be notified of abstract status by 21st of July 2017. Please note that there is a small scholarship available for presenters from Africa find details here

Thursday, 9 March 2017

7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”

Participants will learn about promoting students’ deeper learning; overcoming barriers to or challenges encountered when attempting to promote deeper learning; cues nurse educators can use to determine if learners are learning deeply, not merely superficially; and overarching principles that nurse educators use to help transform nursing education in ways that assure it is learner-centered, evidence-based, innovative and relevant for diverse student populations and meets standards of excellence.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Clinical Fellowship Program 2017 for LMIC Health Professionals

The Joanna Briggs Foundation ( JBI) has been established to raise funds that enable health professionals from LMIC settings to undertake the JBI Clinical Fellowship program. The JBI Evidence-Based Clinical Fellowship Program is a six-month work place, evidence-based, implementation program involving 2 x ten-day intensive training workshops in the Joanna Briggs Institute in Adelaide, and conducting a work place evidence implementation project in the intervening months.

Applicants must be health professionals (nurses, physician, lab. scientists, etc.), currently working in their home country, with access to a clinical setting. They must be able to identify a topic of interest in an area in which they would like to conduct a baseline clinical audit, implement evidence based strategies, and then conduct a follow-up clinical audit aimed at assessing outcomes. Find more on the eligibility and application process here.

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

The 10th Deadline for accepting Abstracts for European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry extended

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Ebola nurse Salome Karwah died after hospital neglect

A Liberian nurses widely known for her bravery during the time of Ebola outbreak in Liberia and was named Times Magazine Persons Of the Year, died after delivery through Caesarean section. It is alleged that her death was due to hospital neglect as a result of fear of Ebola. It was reported that even her fellow nurses refused assisting her at the hospital because they were afraid of contacting the deadly virus, even though she tested negative to the virus recently. as reported by BBC.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Mindfulness and Self-Care in Midwifery- GANM Webinar

Join a Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery webinar on Monday February 27th – 12:30 p.m. EST USA for a brief review of the literature on stress and coping in midwifery, followed by a mindfulness practice led by Erin Wright, DNP, CNM, APHN-BC, an instructor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Certified Nurse-Midwife, and board certified Advanced Practice Holistic Health Nurse.
Stress and coping challenges are well-known among midwives and in the midwifery literature.  Long hours, few breaks, a harsh medico-legal environment along with occasional adverse outcomes can create a high stress work environment for midwives.  Attrition among midwives and midwifery students due to stress is common as well.  To mitigate this stress, it is important for midwives and midwifery organizations to consider both individual and institutional methods of self-care.  The practice of mindfulness has been shown to be a very effective individual method for improving midwife coping and decreasing stress.
Erin Wright is passionate about helping students understand and develop excellence in midwifery and nursing in women’s health. She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and a board-certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse. Dr. Wright provides clinical care to patients in Baltimore City. Her clinical areas of expertise include mind-body medicine, Centering Pregnancy, labor support, breastfeeding, adolescent pregnancy, and non-pharmacologic pain relief in labor. Her current research focuses on occupational health concerns for midwives and the use of  integrative medicine for stress reduction. She is a past president and vice president of the Maryland Affiliate of the American College of Nurse- Midwives (ACNM). She currently serves the organization as a legislative chair and often testifies before the state legislature regarding scope of practice issues for midwives. Nationally, she serves ACNM as a member of the Ethics Committee. She holds a BSN from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, a MS in Midwifery from Georgetown University and a DNP from Frontier Nursing University.
What: Mindfulness and Self-Care in Midwifery: Review of the current Evidence and Guided Mindfulness Practice
Who: Erin Wright, DNP, CNM, APHN-BC, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Instructor
When: Monday February 27th – 12:30 p.m. EST USA
Where: Access the online event by going to
More details about the event as well as GANM Webinar archives:
This webinar will be offered in English. Please contact us with any questions or requests.

  Source:  GANM forum

Monday, 6 February 2017

12TH Annual Photoshare Contest for Health Professionals

The 12th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest, sponsored by K4Health an international standard for recognizing amateur and professional photographers that share photos for charitable and educational use. Please show your support by entering the contest or sharing this announcement with others.

The contest has a top prize of US$1,000; the deadline for entries is April 10th, 2017. Enter submissions through Photoshare's online photo submission form,

It is such a pleasure to continue collaborating with HIFA on the Healthcare Providers category, which focuses on the critical role of health care information and health workers and is recognized with the HIFA Photo Award.

In addition to this special audience focus, Photoshare has added, Girls' Globe as a media partner to present a new Sexual and Reproductive Health category. Photoshare will recognize this featured category with its first social-media-powered prize, the Photoshare People’s Choice Award.

This year’s contest features 11 categories and 2 awards covering a broad range of global public health and development topics:

Sexual and Reproductive Health (Presented by: Girl’s Globe with the Photoshare People’s Choice Award)
Healthcare Providers (Sponsored Category: HIFA Photography Award)
Family Planning
Agriculture and Economic Development
Democracy and Governance
Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
mHealth and Communications Technology
Global Health and Human Interest (open subject)

Source: David via (HIFA)

Urgent Need for nurses and midwives in Liberia

MCAI UK is working towards identifying senior nurses or midwives who might be willing to work with them in Liberia, training nurses and midwives there in the hospital care of newborn infants.
Following onto the training of senior midwives in advanced obstetrics including abdominal surgery such as Caesarean section, we have now begun a programme to train senior nurses/midwives in basic neonatal hospital care.  
Because of the lack of doctors in Liberia (the lowest proportion to the population in the world) (see attached information) we cannot engage doctors from Liberia to train the nurses in neonatal care as there are only 1-2 trained Liberian paediatricians in the country and they are too busy already.
Attached is a request for international experts in neonatal care to help with this project along with the curriculum and we would be very grateful if you could consider circulating this to nurses trained in neonatal care who might be willing to work with us in Liberia.

for further inquiries please email ( 
Source Prof. David Southall via (GANM)


Thursday, 2 February 2017

A & T Lectures All Inclusive Conference Iberostar Dominicana Punta Cana

The 3 day all inclusive Conference for nurses is here again for nurses who wish to learn and or update their knowledge on topics which includes covering Research, Ventilation Strategies, Discharge Planning,Pediatrics Asthma and Hyperventilation therapy...

This event is organized by A&T Lectures USA. This time we are going to Dominica Republic "Punta Cana". The full schedules , speakers, Topics and other information as well as the registration/booking can be found through the link below. Limited spaces available.

Also Visa support, Flight booking and the entire trip arrangement can be made by the organizing company.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Call for Abstracts - The 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical psychiatry

Nurses,psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the prevention, management, research into violence and aggression in mental health and intellectual disability settings to submit an abstract and / or attend the 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry to be held in Dublin, Ireland 26-28 October 2017.

The 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is co-organized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) & the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08), and is a World Psychiatric Association (WPA) co-sponsored meeting.

The 10th European Congress on Violence will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interdisciplinary scientific and practical knowledge with regard to interventions aimed at treating and reducing violence and aggression. The overall congress theme: “Creating collaborative care: a multi-partnership approach” reflects our commitment to partnership working between clinicians, researchers, educators, service users and carers.

Please submit your abstract electronically by the 1st of March 2017. Poster abstracts can be submitted till the 1st of August 2017.

Approval of accreditation will be requested from the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for the award of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits, and from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).

Monday, 16 January 2017

Government of Ontario approves registration regulation changes No limits to NCLEX-RN exam

 According to College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)The Ontario government has approved changes to the registration regulation under the Nursing Act, 1991. One outcome of these changes is that Registered Nurse (RN) applicants now have no limit to the number of times they can write the entry-to-practice exam, NCLEX-RN.
 It is now open for Registered nurses who wish to practice their nursing in Ontario to write the National Council Licensure Examination NCLEX as many times as possible before they can pass it and fully register with the college as for a practicing license.

2nd Annual Global Nursing Management & Innovation Forum

2nd Annual Global Nursing Management and Innovation Forum is a yearly nursing focused event which brings experts from all nursing discipline to discuss the most recent discoveries, findings and development in nursing profession as well as finding solutions to problems facing the nursing sector as a whole through case studies, panel discussions and presentations.

Key topics include: The migration of nurses, technology innovation in nursing care, nursing budget and financial control, future of trans cultural nursing, Patient centered care and main challenges in nursing recruitment.

Event Date: 9th-10th March 2017 Berlin Germany.

Visit C-parity for more details on the conference

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Call for abstract:The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM)

The 9th conference on Virtual International Day of Midwife is coming up on 4th May 2017 at 22:00 UTC. This is an annual free 24-hour online conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters held to celebrate International Day of the Midwife and presentations may be about midwifery research, international midwifery (this may include the sustainable development goals), midwifery education initiatives, midwifery practice issues, midwifery philosophy, or Safe Motherhood. Presentations may be organized as informal discussions, panel discussions, meetings or story-telling.

The organizers are encouraging midwives from different countries and background to plan being part of this programme either by participating or sending in an abstract and speaking at the special event. This will encourage idea sharing from different midwifery cultural backgrounds.  

Deadline for abstract is 1st February 2017. 

Oncology Nurse vacancy at Clinton Health Access Initiative

 Clinton Health Access Initiative is seeking an Oncology Nurse to work alongside Ethiopian clinical staff to provide clinical expertise and to support the launch of the breast cancer chemotherapy treatment expansion program. The Oncology Nurse will transfer skills and provide clinical mentorship and advice on patient care, working with both clinical and administrative hospital staff to identify and address gaps. This position will be based at the hospital (to be determined) and will work with the CHAI team in Addis Ababa on a regular basis. The systems developed and lessons learned from this effort will not only benefit the cancer patients treated at the hospital; it will also serve as a platform for further expansion to the remaining 10 hospitals in Ethiopia- and potentially to other countries that are similarly constrained due to a lack of oncologists.

Note: The Nurse will not any time treat or care for patients directly. Rather, the focus will be on mentoring, with other hospital clinicians ultimately responsible for the decision making, drug dispensing and administration and procedures. The Nurse can conduct a physical exam but this should be done with another clinician as a way of demonstrating how to do it.

  • Provide clinical oncology expertise through training and mentorship to nurses on ward rounds, outpatient clinic, staff meetings and education sessions.
  • Provide leadership and organizational skills mentoring, for nurses, which lead to efficient inpatient and outpatient processes of care that include principles of patient safety.
  • Provide expert general nursing and oncology advice in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), referral protocols, and treatment protocols that guide care delivery.
  • Provide training and reinforce adherence to nationally endorsed protocols and SOPs to facilitate safe and standardized quality cancer care.
  • Facilitate appropriate tracking for hospital-based oncology nurse training and educational initiatives.
  • Identify areas where external partners can contribute or where training gaps exist and lead partnership initiatives as they develop (i.e. off-site physician trainings or gaps in pathology expertise).
  • Work closely with partners at FMOH, FMOH national referral facilities, and Nursing Schools to contribute to national oncology training curricula development and implementation.
  • Work with CHAI and FMOH leaders to integrate yearly clinical training goals and objectives for nurses within the broader local and national political and academic landscape.
  • Works collaboratively with leaders, partners and staff in identifying opportunities for formal quality improvement initiatives.
  • Other responsibilities, as needed


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with an ability to think creatively and work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment. The Oncology Nurse must be able to function independently and flexibly, solving problems as they arise. This role requires strong relationship management. CHAI places great value on the following qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, tenacity, independence and work ethic.
  • At least 2-5 years post-graduation work experience as an oncology RN or NP
  • Demonstrated strong clinical expertise in oncology nursing
  • Previous expertise in unit based clinical training and education
  • Demonstrated possession of excellent interpersonal communication (written and oral), programmatic and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage staff well and contribute to overall program mentoring at all levels
  • Ability to think and plan strategically at a systems level
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Interest in global health
  • Previous work in a low income country strongly preferable
  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative setting while also able to function independently
  • Demonstrated ability managing complexity and prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Willingness to work and live in a remote setting.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The African Citation Index

As posted on (HIFA) by Dr Williams Nwagwu
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) wishes to inform the African Social Science community and its partners that the initial framework of the African Citation Index (ACI) has been delivered. The Index is presently undergoing testing while data build-up is on-going and subscription to access the index will soon be open to institutions and individuals.

The Rationale for the Index:
A citation index is a digital library infrastructure required for much deeper understanding of the nature and extent of scholarly information production, dissemination and use. Hitherto there have existed bibliographies and other reference sources. While these resources remain very useful in meeting the information needs of people, they do not contain Meta-information and their derivatives which are relevant for understanding the characteristics of users, patterns of use and characteristics of the publications.

Africa has been very poorly represented in western citation indexes; these indexes are also inaccessible due mainly to dominant fundamentalist methodologies of knowledge valuation which attribute poor quality and low value to research reports emanating from developing regions. This situation has been condemned by numerous leading scholars in Africa and underscores the need for a local citation index of African scholarly literature.

Why do we need the Citation Index?
Africa needs the citation index:
•    to provide information on research already performed in order to support ongoing research;
•    to provide information on the evolution of scientific knowledge and on the pursuit of science as a human activity;
•    to provide information that will be required to manage scholarly activities, and;
•    to provide an authoritative curated list of journals in Africa that meet high quality criteria set for the Index.

In addition to the above, the citation index will enable Africa to:
•    monitor the use and users, sources and characteristics of African scientific publications;
•    establish the visibility and productivity of scientists, disciplines, institutions and countries based on high quality local content;
•    know the core competencies and paradigmatic shifts in knowledge production in Africa;
•    understand the pattern of knowledge exchange and balance of intellectual influence in Africa and internationally;
•    map scholarly areas and fields to provide information about relevance and spread of research endeavours, as well as
•    study of the evolution of research/science.

African Citation Index – Location and Operational Mechanism
(i)    African Citation Index shall be located in the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Dakar Senegal.
(ii)    Data creation and entry shall be initially centralised in Dakar until the project matures when data creation will then be decentralised in select locations in Africa. 
Access to the Index
Access to the resources in the index shall be based on annual subscription.

Languages of the index
The resources shall be indexed in two languages namely: English and French. Extension to Arabic and Portuguese will be considered in the course of time.

Data Depth of African Citation Index
Five years retrospective data from select journals shall be inputted initially and after successful demonstration, the rest of the identified select journals data will be inputted.

Criteria for journal inclusion/selection
i.    The journal must be of African continent origin
ii.    The journal must have a board of editors of experts in the field/disciplinary area of the journal
iii.    The journal must be peer reviewed and research oriented
iv.    Coverage – all disciplines
v.    The journals must have an ISSN
vi.    The overall scientific quality of the journal should be high and it must conform to international conventions
vii.    The documents or journal must have a minimum of one issue per year.

Disciplinary coverage of the Index
The index will cover the following:
•    Science Citation Index (ASCI)
•    Social Science Citation Index (ASSCI)
•    Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AAHI)
•    Conferences Citation Index (ACCI)
•    Book Citation, and, (ABCI)
•    Data Citation Index (ADCI)

Types of Documents to be indexed
African Citation Index will index the following types of documents:
•    Research articles
•    Review articles
•    Short communication
•    Editorials
•    Research notes
•    Case studies
•    Research methods
•    Opinion papers
•    Observations (R&D)
•    Special articles
•    Conference papers
•    Patents

The Index will soon be available for free public access (for testing purposes only).

Application for Admission of Serials/Journals
To apply for the inclusion of a journal into the index, please visit: (to be active soon) and complete the journal admission form. For further enquiry please contact Dr Williams E. Nwagwu,