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Topic: The triple impact of nursing: better health, greater gender equality and stronger economies

Synopsis: In September 2015 the nations of the world signed up to the ambitious goal of ensuring that everyone in the world should have access to health care — universal health coverage — and that nobody should be left behind.

The Triple Impact Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health, makes the point that UHC cannot possibly be achieved without strengthening nursing globally. This is partly about increasing the number of nurses, but also crucially about making sure their contribution is properly understood and enabling them to work to their full potential.

The report argues that strengthening nursing will have the triple impact of improving health, promoting gender equality and supporting economic growth.

Nurses are by far the largest part of the professional health workforce and achieving universal health coverage globally will depend on them being able to use their knowledge and skills to the full. Yet they are too often undervalued and their contribution underestimated.

The triple impact report argues that there is an urgent need globally to raise the profile of nursing and enable nurses to work to their full potential if countries are to achieve universal health coverage. Nursing can and must take the lead on these issues but cannot achieve them without the support of politicians, policy-makers and non-nursing leaders.

Through our panel of speakers this event will facilitate discussion and debate regarding the future of healthcare in Australia through the lens of the Triple Impact Report.



Date: Monday 2 September 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm (registration opens 5:30pm)
Address: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, 7 Kitchener Drive, DARWIN NT 0800
Speakers: Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, Adjunct Professor Sue Hawes FACN, Kate Ellis, Professor Catherine Stoddart PSM, Professor Len Notaras AM, Ms Nicki Herriot


Date: Monday 9 September 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (registration opens 5:30pm)
Address: Simon’s Waterfront, Level 1/80 Pertobe Road, WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280
Speakers: TBA


Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (registration opens 5:30pm)
Address: All Seasons Bendigo, 171 – 183 McIvor Highway, BENDIGO VIC 3550
Speakers: TBA


Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (registration opens 5:30pm)
Address: State Library Victoria, Isabella Fraser Room, 328 Swanston Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Speakers: TBA


We will be bringing our roadshow events around the country. Save the below dates in your calendar — more details will be available soon:

  • Mt Isa – 16 September 2019
  • Townsville – 17 September 2019
  • Rockhampton – 18 September 2019
  • Broken Hill – 1 October 2019
  • Sydney – 2 October 2019
  • Gosford – 3 October 2019
  • Broome – 14 October 2019
  • Wagga Wagga – 24 October 2019
  • Alice Springs – 12 November 2019
  • Adelaide – 13 November 2019
  • Hobart – February 2020

Venues and speakers to be confirmed.



Date: Monday 5 August 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm (registration opens 5:30pm)
Address: Karri Room, Parmelia Hilton Perth, 14 Mill Street, PERTH WA 6000
Speakers: Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, Professor Di Twigg AM FACN, Dr Robina Redknap MACN, Garth McDonald, Tim Shackleton, Andrew Jamieson


Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm (registration opens 5:30pm)
Address: High Court North Room, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, CANBERRA ACT 2600
Speakers: Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, Tania Dufty MACN, Hamish Jeffrey MACN, Alison Verhoeven, Garth McDonald, Professor Steve Robson

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