Why is working with nurses important?

There are more than 20 million nurses and midwives worldwide. In some countries, nurses are the only health professionals that people encounter.

Imagine the progress that could be made in non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention if all 20 million of those nurses were supported with the right knowledge, skills and opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles.

At C3 we’ve used our international nursing expertise to develop a comprehensive model to combat the NCD epidemic.


C3’s non-communicable disease (NCD) nursing model

We inform, engage and support nurses in NCD prevention to help them:

  1. Improve their own health 
  2. Educate and promote health among their patients, families, communities
    • Nursing diaspora
  3. Disseminate knowledge and promote skills development with their colleagues
    • ENS4Care
    • Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK)
  4. Advocate for NCD prevention locally, nationally and internationally
    • Royal College of Nursing Centennial Conference
    • International Council of Nurses
    • Commonwealth Midwives and Nurses Federation
    • Queen’s Nursing Institute
    • Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum
    • publications in the Nursing Standard 


Award for exceptional health leadership

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, recognised C3 on 30 October 2017 with its internationally renowned award, the Archon Award, for exceptional leadership in advancing health in the world. Through this award, C3 joins the ranks of previous award recipients His Highness the Aga Khan, Save the Children, Sir George Alleyne, Dame Cicely Saunders and Dr Jonas Salk.

Read our press release and a blog post by C3’s Pat Hughes, who accepted the award on C3’s behalf at the ‘Oscars of Nursing’.


Want additional details about our nursing and other health professionals projects? Look through our health professionals portfolio and contact us to learn more.

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