About the Conference:

Indian Nursing Council (INC) invites delegates from across the world to attend the International Conference on Nurses and Midwives for Universal Health Coverage endorsed by the International Council of Nurses from November 29 to December 1, 2018 at New Delhi, India. The conference provides a platform for presentations of best practices, innovations and research results in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and nurses’ role in achieving it.

Indian Nursing Council (INC) is an autonomous body under the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 enacted by, giving statutory powers to maintain uniform standards and regulation of nursing education all over the country.

International Council of Nurses (ICN) The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 20 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is based on all people’s right to enjoy the maximum level of health, equality and solidarity. Nursing plays a fundamental role to achieve the target of Universal Health Coverage. Nursing has features that potentiate its contribution for strengthening the quality of health systems, playing a key role in recognizing the importance of Universal Health Coverage and its respective implementation, considering the different realities and national needs.