A Discussion on Empowering Women and Strengthening Health Systems through Nursing and Midwifery Investment and Enterprise: Lessons from Lower-Income Countries

When: March 10, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Member's Room) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Education, Global Health, Health Care Workforce
Activity: Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education
Board: Board on Global Health

In September 2014, an ad hoc committee—Chaired by Marla Salmon and under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine—held a public workshop aimed at exploring, explaining, and informing translation of models and lessons learned relating to innovative investment in nursing and midwifery training and enterprising practices as avenues for empowerment of women, and strengthening of community-based health services in lower income countries. The presentations and discussions explored ways in which these models might be advanced globally to better achieve the social mission of the health professions and to explore their relevance and potential application in the United States. The workshop convened experts in the areas of women's empowerment/development, health systems' capacity building, social enterprise and finance, and nursing and midwifery.

This dissemination event included presentations from World Bank partners and the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery. It will discussed the role of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education in learning through community engagement.

The meeting was free and open to the public. PowerPoint presentations and videos of the webcast recordings can be found in the links on the right side of this page.

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