The Launch of Campaign “Nursing Now – Russia”

19 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020

St.Petersburg - Russia


Event Location

  St. Petersburg, Zagorodniy prospect 14, Liter A, Office 15 H 191002, St.Petersburg, Russia

The Launch of Campaign “Nursing Now – Russia”

On March 19th 2020 the Nursing Now Russia Campaign will be launched. WHO, ICN, Nursing Now leaders as well as Representatives of the Russian Government and nursing& midwifery leaders of Russia and Europe will address participants on top priority issues of nursing, midwifery and healthcare: advanced scope of practice, transformational education, human resources for health and issues of equal pay and safe work environment.

This would be the most representative Conference on nursing and midwifery in Russia with a focus on changed policies and strategies in developing professions and their role in the current and future National Health System.

The event would be attended by speakers and guests from more than 20 countries and National associations of the Region and more than 700 professionals and leaders representing all parts of Russia.

On March 20th this Conference will be followed by a special workshop developed by ICN and EFNNMA for the leaders of national associations of the Region. During this workshop nursing leaders representing 13 countries of WHO European Region will discuss and develop strategies on strengthening both the associations, their role in health policies development and implementation and opportunities to advance nursing practice on a higher level.


Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health; Co-Chair of the Nursing Now campaign; and former NHS Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health 2000-2006
Dr Hans Kluge, Director, WHO European Region
Dr Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health of Russian Federation
Gabrielle Jacob, Programme Manager/Unit Head, Human Resources for Health Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
Elizabeth Iro, Chief Nursing Officer, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Annette Kennedy, President, International Council of Nurses
Valentina Sarkisova, President of the Russian Nurses Association and Chair of the European forum of national nursing and midwifery associations
Howard Catton, CEO, International Council of Nurses
Dr. Claudia B. Maier, Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Brigita Skela-Savič, (PhD, MPhil, BA, RN), Professor in nursing research and EBP, Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care, ICN Board member
Dr. Karen Bjøro, former Vice-President of Norwegian Nurses Organization, ICN Board member and EFNNMA Steering committee member
Mervi Jokinen, EMA president and EFNNMA vice-chair
Prof. Aurelija Blaževičienė, Head of WHO CC for Nursing Education and Practice, Faculty of Nursing, Kaunas University
David Mlakic, President, European Nursing Students Association (ENSA)
Yulia Agapova, RNA Head of midwifery network, Chair of St-Petersburg branch of the Russian Nurses Association
Valeriy Samoilenko, RNA CEO