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Nurses and midwives provide the backbone of health care delivery systems worldwide. Members of this community share experiences and exchange information in efforts to raise the standard of nursing care and training.

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Inge Corless - MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing Sheila Davis - Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH; Partners In Health - PIH Elizabeth Glaser - Brandeis University; Global Nursing Caucus Maggie Sullivan - Boston Health Care for the Homeless; Global Nursing Caucus; Partners In Health - PIH; University of California San Francisco - UCSF
International Nursing Research Conference: April 2015 in the UK

The Royal College of Nursing will be hosting its annual International Nursing Research Conference Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 April 2015, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK. Call for abstracts: Deadline for abstract submission is 10 November 2014…

By Maggie Sullivan on 16 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
HOPE Nurses Conference | "Update from the International AIDS Conference 2014 – the Voices of Nursing" by Suzanne Willard, October 22, 2014 @ 8-9 AM US

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Present A HOPE Nurses Conference Moderator: Inge Corless, PhD RN FNAP FAAN Presenter: Suzanne Willard, PhD, RN, FAAN Rutgers University, School of Nursing Update from…

By Neha Patel on 15 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
US nurse infected with ebola

Isabel and Maggie, What kind of protective gear and disinfectant do you have in a typical clinic? Do you have single use gloves, running water, soap, bleach?

By Elizabeth Glaser on 14 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 8 Replies
Global Nursing Caucus Conference -

Two additions to the Global Nursing Caucus Conference information: Remote access is available for the conference (and is without charge to individuals from resource constrained settings). Please email for more information and…

By Barbara Waldorf on 05 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
Framing Ebola

We have characterized the current Ebola outbreak in several ways; as a plague of poor underdeveloped countries to a fearsome threat made real by globalization. Yet just on the edge of our collective memory, hangs the spector of a true pandemic: the Spanish…

By Elizabeth Glaser on 03 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Comment on nursing by World Bank President

Elizabeth There is no bias intended -parenting, education is the most valuable of all human processes but completely misvalued by economists and all short-term thinkers. In richer countries I would delight in the possibility that young fathers could have…

By Elizabeth Glaser on 30 Sep 2014 0 Recommendations 8 Replies
First imported case of ebola diagnosed in the US

If you want to discuss this, then please respond over in the Ebola community.

By Elizabeth Glaser on 30 Sep 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
PIH Urgently Seeking Ebola Response Nurses

Partners In Health ( is urgently recruiting nurses for their Ebola response in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The international healthcare organization is participating in an effort to combat the outbreak through partnerships with two grassroots…

By John Welch on 28 Sep 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Cryotherapy equipment to be more widely available in low-resource setttings

"In your opinion, do you believe Guatemala’s lack of a PBCR is hindering – or affecting in any way – its progress in dealing with cervical cancer?" In response to William's question, I'd like to offer some good news that some colleagues in Guatemala just…

By Maggie Sullivan on 07 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 6 Replies
Sources for donations of medical/nursing supplies?

AmeriCares Medical Outreach donates medicines and medical products to U.S.-based and licensed volunteer medical teams traveling abroad to provide primary care, perform surgeries, respond to emergencies and strengthen local health care capacity. Each year,…

By Susan Wood, PNP-BC, MPH, IBCLC on 17 May 2014 0 Recommendations 15 Replies
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