Karibu Sana – Welcome to Kenya!
The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) and GEI invite you to COINN’s Africa conference under the theme Universal Health Care: Saving the Newborn. Professionals and students in nursing, midwifery, neonatology, pediatrics, public health and related fields meet in the beautiful Kenyan capital Nairobi for two days of knowledge and experience sharing (November 14-15, 2019). The conference is co-organized with the Association of Neonatal Nurses-Kenya (ANNK) and the University of Nairobi (UoN).
Conference & Location
Under the general theme Universal Health Care: Saving the Newborn, the conference will explore challenges and opportunities in caring for neonates locally and globally.
Among the keynote speakers are some of the most renowned personalities in neonatal nursing today. They include Prof. Dr. Carole Kenner (COINN President & CEO), A/Prof. Dr. Karen Walker (COINN Vice President & President of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses), Dr. Karen New (COINN Past President & Past Professional Officer of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses), Dr. Miriam Wagoro- Director, School of Nursing, University of Nairobi and Josephine Bariu (ANNK President & COINN Member).
The powerhouse of the East African Community, Kenya is one of the most diverse countries in Africa. From the white sandy beaches and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to volcanic mountains in the Great Rift Valley. From the vast savannahs to the lacustrine highlands near Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake on the continent. Cultural traditions converge in Kenya, making it a dynamic and vibrant place to visit and experience.
The country has become the political and economic leader in East Africa. It features a vibrant manufacturing industry that has moved beyond producing the basic daily goods needed by Kenyans and, increasingly, exports to neighboring countries. Despite recent terrorist incidents, tourism remains an important industry that provides service jobs and much needed foreign capital. There are not many mineral riches to be found in Kenya, but its agricultural exports of coffee, tea and cut flowers more than compensate. Recent investments in energy, technology and communications have also proven to have big economic potential for Kenya’s growth.
The fees for the comprehensive international conference package (Nov 12-16) cover the following:
- Conference registration
- Hotel accommodation (4 nights with breakfast and free WIFI)
- Meals (3 lunches + 3 dinners, each with 1 non-alcoholic drink)
- Cultural dinner entertainment
- All in-country transportation (including airport transfers)
- Activity and entrance fees
- Coordination, guiding and 24/7 emergency support
Not included are the international transport (flights, airport taxes etc), visas, travel and medical insurance, meals other than stated, extra beverages and alcoholic drinks at the restaurants, personal expenses and other extras.
US $50-250 (conference only)
US $850 (int. conference package)
- Conference registration (Kenyan nationals): US $50
- Conference registration (African nationals): US $100
- Conference registration (int. participants): US $250
- International conference package: US $850