Australian nurses join Liberian Ebola workers on frontline

Australian and international nurses, midwives and union officials today joined Ebola health workers on the frontline in Liberia. The Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) this morning hosted an International G20 Nursing Conference at their Brisbane headquarters and crossed live to health workers fighting Ebola in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. The event was one of many […]

Ebola crisis: Mr Abbott, we can do more

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Abbott Government decision to commit a further $20 million to staffing and supporting a new 100-bed Ebola treatment facility in Sierra Leone. ANMF Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas, described the decision, which followed two months of lobbying the Government by the […]

Australian nurses ready to fight Ebola

More than 350 Australian nurses and midwives are willing to travel to West Africa to volunteer in the fight against the Ebola crisis, according to the results of a new national survey. The poll, conducted over five days by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), asked nurses and midwives for their views on the […]

Nurses say Government must join Ebola fight

The Federal Government must respond to requests for help from the international community and send medical teams to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. The call comes as a new national survey conducted by the ANMF has received an extraordinary response from Australian nurses and […]

Ebola virus – important information for clinicians

Ebolavirus disease (EVD) outbreaks in West Africa – important information for clinicians in secondary or tertiary care as of 10 October 2014. Key point Clinicians should be alert to the possibility of Ebola in unwell travellers returning from affected areas of West Africa, and obtain a full travel and exposure history. Contact public health urgently […]

Doctors and nurses agree: Australia must help tackle Ebola

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and the Doctors Reform Society (DRS) have united in their call for the Abbott Government to step up and offer increased assistance to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. National President of the DRS, Dr Con Costa, said it was imperative for Australia to play a role […]

ANMF urges donations to Ebola appeal

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging the Australian community to donate to help combat the deadly Ebola virus ravaging countries across West Africa. The ANMF plea to the public comes as initial tests showed that Queensland nurse Sue-Ellen Kovack tested negative for the Ebola virus just days after returning to her Cairns […]

Government must do more on Ebola crisis

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has called on the Federal Government to give more support to the international fight against the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa. More than 2600 people have already died across several countries, including Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Senegal, with healthcare workers comprising 10 per cent of […]

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