Nightingale Initiative for Global Health - NIGH World

PMNCH constituency

Non-governmental organization

Focal point

Dr Deva-Marie Beck


International Co-Director

Health focus

  • RMNCH, plus related social determinants and related concerns of nurses and midwives globally.

Priority action area(s)

  • In addition to the above project details, we are embarking on updating our website to become a Web 2.0 'global online platform' to host 'citizen journalist' nurses and midwives to bring their 'field reports' about the problems and solutions they see — around RMNCH — aimed to reach out to the world, including, and beyond nursing and midwifery audiences. We have been recommended to join by Frances Emma McConville, WHO Technical Officer for Midwifery in Geneva.

Mission statement

NIGH’s mission is to inform and empower nurses and other health care workers and educators to become ‘21st Century Nightingales’ — working in the local, national and global community to build a healthy world.


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Scope of work:

Working to increase concern for RMBCH globally

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