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South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance (SPCNMOA)

The SPCNMOA is an alliance that is engaged in various ongoing activities that strengthen nursing and midwifery provision as well as partnerships throughout the South Pacific region.

VISION
Effective partnerships and coordinated approaches for strengthening nursing and midwifery to improve Pacific health in an equitable and sustainable manner.

MISSION
Strengthening nursing and midwifery capacity as a key priority for Pacific health systems development, through country ownership and leadership.

Who we Are

Through the partnership between the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office, SPCNMOA and the WHO Collaborating Centre UTS,  the Alliance aims to enhance nursing and midwifery effectiveness through promoting and improving population health in the region.

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The Secretariat of the SPCNMOA

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 prog-of-workProgram of Work

Strategy developed in collaboration with Chief Nurses and Midwives of the SPCNMOA

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OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS

Official brochure of the SPCNMOA

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PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

The SPCNMOA has participation from the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
 
 
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News & Publications

Recent SPCNMOA MEETING BRIEF 2018
15th - 18th October
Raramtonga, Cook Islands
 
WHO elects new Chief Nurse
Elizabeth Iro of the Cook Islands has been appointed Chief Nurse
 
SPCNMOA members of regional Directors of Clinical Services (DCS) Meeting
This meeting precedes the Pacific Heads of Health (PHoH) Meeting held in Fiji, April, 2018.
 
APEC's 8th High Level Meeting
Location: Papua New Guinea
 
SPCNMOA Biennial Meeting 
Week of 31st of October 2016
Meeting Brief 2016
 
South Pacific Nurses Forum 2016
Location: Solomon Islands
 

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South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance

The South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance (SPCNMOA) began as the South Pacific Chief Nursing Officers Alliance (SPCNOA) formed in 2004, incorporating Midwifery Officers in 2006. Through the partnership between the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO WPRO), SPCNMOA and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre at UTS (WHOCC UTS), the Alliance aims to enhance nursing and midwifery effectiveness through promoting and improving  population health in the region. 

SPCNMOA intends to achieve this aim by raising the quality and relevance of nursing, midwifery and health leadership in health services, as well as nursing and midwifery education. This requires close collaboration between members as well as academic, regulatory and service partners through information sharing, capacity building, education and service projects, and research.  

History

The SPCNMOA was established after the 2004 WHO Summit on Emerging Diseases: Lessons from SARS held at UTS, and the WHO Forum for Government Chief Nurses.  The aim was to create a formal network to strengthen nursing leadership and the delivery of primary health care in the South Pacific region through innovative nursing and midwifery models. 

The WHOCC UTS was subsequently established and named the Secretariat of the SPCNMOA, supporting member countries and coordinating actions to achieve the vision and mission of SPCNMOA.  The WHOCC UTS has since undertaken more than 50 projects in 25 countries working towards universal health coverage.

Useful Resources

Infographics Nurses Midwives Strategies

 

UTS Supports Health System Strengthening in the Pacific, November 2016:

Link to UTS article - Published 21/12/2016

SPCNMOA Biennial Meeting
Week of 10th October 2016 - Solomon Islands

SPCNMOA Documents

Click the web link to the WHO website regarding the SPCNMOA here:

http://www.wpro.who.int/hrh/documents/spcnmoa/en/

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Challenges for healthcare in the Pacific Islands

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