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Chief Financial Officer of COINN, Mary Blankenship Pointer, receives national award from Points of Light, the world largest organization dedicated to volunteer service (www.pointsoflight.org). Since 1989, the Daily Point of Light Award celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world. Winners are formally recognized by Points of Light, a certificate […]

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There are some new documents issued on matter of nursing workforce and premature birth. Here is one from the International Centre on Nurse Migration on Nursing Workforce Sustainability – download for free here – http://www.intlnursemigration.org/register-nurse-workforce-sustainability-publication/ The other document is the new recommendations from the WHO on interventions for improving preterm birth outcomes –read  more here […]

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In celebration of COINN’s 10th anniversary, COINN is announcing a yearlong discount for membership. From now on and until the end of the COINN conference, whose theme is “One Passion, One Vision, One World” in Canada in August, 2016, the membership fee for newborn care health professionals will be only $1 US dollar. COINN is […]

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Dear Colleagues, The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) would like to invite neonatal nursing organizations to consider hosting the next COINN conference in 2019. Please follow the links below to download requirements for the proposal and the application form. The closing date for the proposals is October 30,2015. If you have any questions, please […]

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We are delighted to invite you to join us August 14 to 17, 2016 for the 9th Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference taking place in the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, Canada. COINN 2016, proudly hosted by the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses (CANN), in collaboration with the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) […]

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Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) helped to train nearly 300,000 health workers in 77 countries to save newborns within the first minute of life. In its 5-year progress report, just released, Helping Babies Breathe reports the first countries to adopt and implement this training are seeing promising results. Read full report here http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/resource/helping-babies-breathe-lessons-learned-guiding-way-forward

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Every Newborn Action Plan: Progress Report focuses on country implementation and provides an overview of progress since the ENAP consultation process began in 2013. COINN is one of the partners involved in this initiative. Download the report here. More information is available at http://www.everynewborn.org/progress2015/

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Strategies Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) were launched today at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Maternal mortality is still high in many countries despite the decrease in last two decades. The paper states that ALL countries should reduce maternal mortality rate by at least two thirds of their 2010 baseline level. One […]

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COINN participated in the Consultation Meeting on the UN Secretary-General’s Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. It was a privilege to represent neonatal nurses at this forum. It is fascinating to be exposed to how international and national policy is developed and the importance of advocacy in ensuring its implementation. As a professional association […]

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