AIDS 2020 Nursing Network Zone
ANAC participated in many different areas at AIDS 2020. This virtual conference replaced the in-person meeting that was originally set to take place in San Francisco-Oakland.
This year's conference included the Global Village, a virtual space featuring networking zones, workshops and more. ANAC, along with the International Council of Nurses, ICAP, Nursing Now and others, hosted a virtual Nursing Networking Zone within the Global Village. The following resources were provided to participants that visited the Nursing Networking Zone during the conference and are available to you now.
Year of the Nurse and Midwife
Early in 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) joined with the International Council of Nurses and the Nursing Now Campaign and announced that 2020 would be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
- Johnson & Johnson Nurses Change Lives commercial
- International Council of Nurses' Year of the Nurse and Midwife Portal
- Licensed to Touch: Learnings from Ward 5B - Outraged with the lack of care being provided to HIV and AIDS patients, San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 5B nurses in 1981 developed the first AIDS in-patient unit. Their extraordinary actions have transformed and established a new standard of care that is used around the world for those living with HIV and AIDS.
- International Council of Nurses Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing
ICAP announced the launch of Dear Florence, an online space to spark conversation about the role of nurses in global health. Named for the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, it seeks to advocate for nurses as leaders in the international health sector and encourage discussion on how the global health world can better leverage nurses’ unique connections to the communities they serve.
- A Special Message on International Day of the Nurse
- Old Dominion’s Kimberly Adams Tufts: Global Health, Revisited
- Standing Up and Speaking Out for our Nurses
- Our Health Workers Soldier On
- Dr. Suzanne Willard, School of Nursing at Rutgers University, Writes a Letter to Florence Nightingale
- Health Care Appreciation in Dearborn, Michigan, USA
- An Open Letter to the Founder of Modern Nursing
- Download customizable, ready-to-print posters to quickly communicate information about COVID-19 and important prevention practices.
- (The Hill) Susan Michaels-Strasser on Protecting our Frontline Health Workers during COVID-19
- HIV Services in the context of COVID-19: Suzanne Jed, PEPFAR Coordinator South Africa
- Coronavirus Update: Outpatient Infection Control - Dr. Jason Farley, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Coronavius Update: Care at Home - Dr. Jason Farley, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Year of the Nurse and Midwife in the Time of COVID-19 - Carole Treston, ANAC
Nurses on Call
ICAP developed a new webcast series, Nurses on Call, with guests from Yale’s School of Nursing, ICU nurses in Manhattan, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and more. The series seeks to advocate for nurses as leaders in the international health sector and encourage discussion on how the global health world can better leverage nurses’ unique connections to the communities they serve.
- ICU Nurse in NYC Shares Her Experiences on the Front Lines of COVID-19
- Yale’s Ann Kurth on the State of Nursing during COVID-19
- Carole Treston, ANAC, on how nurses in HIV/AIDS Care can contribute to the COVID-19
- UNAIDS set goals in 2014 that by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV (PLWH) will know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90% of all people on ART will have viral suppression. Click here for more information.
- The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) announced the release of the JANAC Global Collection, a set of 13 articles covering topics that are relevant to people around the world. The Global Collection is free to everyone for 30 days surrounding the conference.
- ICAP Online Learning - free online classes and tools for nurses in global settings
- The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition information about safety during conflict
- State of the World's Nursing 2020 report - published by the World Health Organization
- Nurses: A Voice to Lead Nursing - published by the International Council of Nurses
- ICAP Celebrates Nurses' Contributions and Leadership in Health Care Worldwide
- Monthly profiles of ICAP’s nurses in the field
- Professor Sheila Tlou shares two op-eds:
JANAC announces special issue
The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) plans to publish a special issue on the topic of Resilience & Wellbeing throughout the Lifespan of People Living with HIV in the beginning of 2022. It is seeking feature articles (including original research and systematic reviews), as well as practice briefs, program briefs, commentaries and case studies. Read the call for papers.