5th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nursing

The 5th International Conference of Global Network for Public Health Nursing was held from Tuesday May 14- Thursday May 16, 2019. The title for this year’s conference was Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development  Goals ‘Good Health & Well Being’

The University of Nairobi and the Ministry of health co-hosted the conference which saw over 400 delegates from 75 countries gathered at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. This was the first time the conference was being held in Africa.

The Network believes that high standards of education, research, leadership and practice for public health practitioners, are essential for equity and equality in public health nursing practice. This sharing of knowledge across the world has been the driving force of the four previous International Public Health Nursing conferences that have taken place every 2-3 years.

Speaking during the event First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta emphasized on the importance of the theme, ‘Public Health Nurses Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3- Good Health and Well-being’. “The theme is most relevant to us and resonates with my efforts to ensuring maternal and infant optimal health and well-being in the midst of the challenges we navigate through in a dynamic global health care system.

The aim of the Conference is to

  • provide delegates with an opportunity to present their research work in public health nursing, to provide a learning platform for delegates in order to promote evidence-based practice,
  • To allow delegates time to discuss and formulate plans to implement possible changes in their countries/local health systems,
  • To explore and challenge public health nursing professionals to increase efforts to achieve the targets of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals,
  • To participate and represent public health nursing on international health policy groups and forums,
  • To set up working collaborations between GNPHN and participating health partners in order to carry forth the recommendations arising from the conference.

The conference was hosted by the University of Nairobi-School of Nursing Sciences in conjunction with the Ministry of Health

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2022-05-31 (All day)