5th International GNPHN Conference – Kenya May 2019 2022-04-20T18:05:06+01:00

Our 5th International GNPHN Conference

The Global Network of Public Health Nursing were delighted to host the 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN) Conference on the 14th -16th May, 2019 at the scenic Safari Park Hotel and Casino in Nairobi, Kenya. Click here for the full conference report.

Co-hosted by the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Ministry of Health, this was the first time that the International GNPHN Conference took place in Kenya and, indeed, Africa.


Over 300 delegates from 17 countries attended the conference. The meeting brought together a multidisciplinary group of participants including public health nurses, policy makers, researchers, educators, partners and professional nursing association’s leaders. It provided an opportunity to engage and learn from one another, by sharing knowledge and experiences for the purpose of coming up with resolutions and recommendations aimed at improving the quality of public health services around the globe.

The 2019 GNPHN conference theme was Good Health & Well-Being – Contribution of Public Health Nursing to achieving Goal 3 of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference attracted 118 scientific papers in addition to keynote presentations that addressed the role of Public Health Nursing in achieving the targets of Goal 3.

We were honoured to have the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta, attend and open the Conference for us.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrives at the Conference.

Official Launch of the Conference by First lady Margaret Kenyatta.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s opening speech

Entertainment during the official opening of the conference