Nursing Now has teamed up with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) to host a pre-World Health Assembly event for young nurses from 16-22 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

Their aim is to help nurses at the start of their careers better understand the importance of international health policy and how to influence it. They want to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage and discuss how nurses are essential to attaining these health goals.

Thirty young nurses, representing all the WHO regions, will have the opportunity to attend an event just before the annual World Health Assembly where they will learn what happens at the Assembly, why it is important and ways to influence outcomes.

The young nurses will have an opportunity to meet with WHO staff and attend the World Health Assembly to listen to debates. Where possible, they will meet the delegations from their own countries, to find out how delegations plan their interventions and how they influence outcomes at the Assembly.

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from nurses in all global regions and especially from low income countries. Applicants should be students, newly qualified or in practice for less than five years.

Nurses may be in practice or still studying. Practice sites include hospitals and community settings. Applicants should ensure that they have permission to be absent from their posts for the duration of the programme.

Financing is available for air fares, visas, meals and accommodation. There will be no other payments made – e.g. salary or additional nights.

The event programme will be in English.

More information can be found here.

Please note that Nursing Now is currently experiencing technical difficulties with its site – you might need to check again in a few days for further information.


    • Hi Raymond
      We understand the link has become broken since we’ve published the article and are currently trying to sort it with the organisers. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s fixed! Sorry for any inconvenience.

  1. The Website cannot be accessed. I was trying to apply but the no way send my application. What becomes of the deadline, March 31,2019? Will it be postponed?


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