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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.

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

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.


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 brochure of the SPCNMOA

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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.


News & Publications

ICN releases Core Competencies in Disaster Nursing report
20th November, 2019
Geneva, Switzerland 
15th - 18th October
Rarotonga, 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
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