The Warm Heart of Africa: A Tribute to Dr Melanie Hami
It was with great sadness we heard on 19th March of the passing of our colleague and friend Dr Melanie Hami, Head of Midwifery at the Kamuzu College of Nursing, Blantyre, University of Malawi. Dr Hami has been associated with the University of Edinburgh e-learning projects from the very beginning in 2007. She was always supportive and a great asset in her role as Academic Liaison Officer and in the
Monitoring and Evaluation of the current project. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this time. She will be sorely missed and warmly remembered.
ICCHNR 2017 Conference Report
As a PhD student at the University of Manchester, conference presentation is one of the skills to develop throughout my research programme, not only to develop and enhance my communication skills but importantly to engage different audiences about my research and contribute to their understanding of my field, and establish networks for future goals. Effectively communicating research findings at conferences is also one way of making an impact. Therefore, my supervisors and I are always on the lookout for external conferences that I could present at to support my academic and career development and ambitions.
ICCHNR conference 2017, Johannesburg South Africa; experience from a Nigerian beneficiary of Mary
The international collaboration of community health nurses research (ICCHNR) is a conference that brings nurses together to share, deliberate and collaborate on nurses’ projects especially in area of community research. ICCHNR announced that the 2017 conference Community Health: Action for Change will be co-hosted with the University of South Africa and will be held at the Montecasino Resort, Johannesburg, South Africa. The 7th conference thus held in Johannesburg from 20-22 September 2017 and had a gathering of over 50 nurses from over 10 countries. As a public/community health nurse, I work in rural communities where I support health care workers in rural primary health centers to provide integrated health care services to elderly persons.
REPORT OF THE 7TH ICCHNR CONFERENCE HELD IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA FROM 20TH – 22nd SEPTEMBER 2017
I got an email on the 28th June, 2017, conferring on me the approval of grant by International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR), UK via Mary McClymont Fund to attend ICCHNR 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa; it was like a dream of the night, but real. This year’s conference has its focus “Community Nursing: Action for Change” was co-hosted with University of South Africa at the Montecasino Resort, Johannesburg, South Africa September 20th -22nd , 2017.
COMMUNITY CARE IN CRITICAL TIMES
(The Nurse After the Storm)
Tacloban is home to 221,741 population divided into 138 barangays or communities. It is the center of trade for Eastern Visayas, major establishments operate and transact business here. In July 2010, Tacloban City was ranked amongst the top ten most competitive cities in the Philippines. Specifically, Tacloban ranked fifth overall, and second in the emerging cities category. However, despite its overwhelming accomplishment, no one was able to foresee its vulnerability, of what it was to become in the fateful morning of November 8, 2013.
Report /Feedback on The International Collaboration Of Community Health
Nursing Research (ICCHNR, 2017)
(The Nurse After the Storm)
This report represents my experiences and the outcome of the ICCHNR 2017 conference relative to my aims for attending the conference. I can confidently report that I have exceeded meeting the objectives for which I attended the conference.
REPORT ON MY EXPERIENCE AT THE 5TH GLOBAL NETWORK FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
My name is Loveness Moonde. I am one of the recipients of the Mary McClymont awards/funds which partially supported my costs towards the 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nursing Conference (GNPHN) that took place from 14th to 16th May 2019 at Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Nairobi Kenya. I work as a public health nurse lecturer at Livingstone College of Nursing, Zambia, under the public health nursing faculty. Training of public health nurses in my country started in 2017 and my college is one of the pioneer nursing colleges in training public health nurses at diploma level. In this short report I highlight my experience of attending this important conference and how it has impacted on my practice/research and future development. The report also shows how the conference theme is linked to our project which was presented at the conference.
Health and Well-Being Across Boundaries –Experiences from Ireland, Norway and Zambia
Research has shown that nurse educators collaborating across international boundaries and cultures can promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences and increase a sense of global responsibility. This project demonstrates.
5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF GLOBAL NETWORK OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
The Global Network of Public Health Nursing organized their 5th International conference at Nairobi from 14th – 16th May, 2019. The theme of the conference was “Public Health Nurses achieving SDG 3, Good health and well-being”. Participants from across the globe attended the conference. The ICCNR sponsored two African Public Health Nurses for this conference through the Mary McClymont Fund.
ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HOME VISITING STRATEGY: THE CASE OF MATERNAL AND NEWBORN CARE IN THE GA SOUTH MUNICIPALITY OF GHANA
• is recommended worldwide for the reduction of all – cause maternal and infant mortality (Luckowpow et al., 2017).
• ensures equitable access to health care services (Engmann et al., 2016; Folger et al., 2016; Nesbitt et al., 2016).
• enhances uptake of health services by families of low socio-economic background (Abdu et al, 2016). 10054829 3
REPORT OF THE 6TH ICCHNR CONFERENCE HELD IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA FROM 19TH TO 21ST AUGUST 2015
The 6TH International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) 2015 conference took place at Seoul National University Cultural Convention Center, in Seoul, South Korea from 19th to 21st August 2015. The theme of the conference was “Knowledge translation into Community health nursing and health promotion across the lifespan.” The conference was attended by 715 delegates from 19 countries and these were Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Malawi, Philippines, Australia, USA, UK and South Korea just to mention a few. The majority of the participants were from Japan and there were 107 oral presentations and about 300 posters.
Report on the “19th WAS world Congress, Goteborg, Sweden” Shyam Lamsal, Mary McClymont Award holder Nepal
The World Association of Sexology, in partnership with the Swedish Association for Sexology (SFS), supported by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) and the national sexology associations of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland and Norway, organized the 19th WAS world congress at Gothenburg, Sweden – June 21-25, Sweden.
The conference theme, Sexual Health & Rights: A Global Challenge, reflected the 8 priorities of the WAS Declaration for the Millennium and echoed the urgent need for action to ensure sexual health and rights for all. The WAS Congress is held every two years, and brings together the outstanding clinicians, researchers, educators, activists and policy makers from around the globe to share knowledge on the diverse and often controversial issues of contemporary sexual health.
TRANSFORMING THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL: DELIVERING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTHCARE IN MALAWI
PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
The overall aim of the project is:
• to improve and enhance curriculum content and delivery
• to further enhance quality assurance processes for specialist maternal and child health programmes in medicine and nursing
• to reduce high maternal, neonatal and child mortality – in line with the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5
• to contribute to the post 2015 sustainability goals
PARTICIPATION REPORT TO THE 7TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING REASEARCH (ICCHNR)
The seventh conference of International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research in which we took part, took place in South Africa, Johannesburg in the walls of the Montecasino from the 20th to the 22nd of September 2017. The opening of the meeting was carried out by the delegation of representatives of ICCHNR. In this report, we will make the link between targeted and reached objectives at the conference, our expectations, our impressions and future perspectives.
MARY McCLYMONT FUND REPORT
This visit came about following a secondment from NHS Lothian to Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS Initiative, under the auspices of Voluntary Service Overseas. Rhona Hogg, research lead for community nursing in NHS Lothian, spent one year at Reach Out, from September 2009 – September 2010, working as a research specialist and there has been ongoing contact since the end of the placement.
We are grateful to the organising committee of the International Collaboration for Community Health Nurse Research (ICCHNR) conference 13th and 14th 2013 (Queens Nursing Institute of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh) for sponsoring us to attend this commemorable conference. The Mary McClymont Fund award catered for visas, air tickets, perdiems and conference fees.