About the GANM

The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM) is a joint project sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management & Sharing at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The GANM supports a multitude of communities of practice that cover health and development topics aiming to build the capacity of nurses and midwives to improve the health of communities across the lifespan. Many communities host online discussions, feed an online library of resources, and connect persons creating change in all latitudes of the world.

The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM) offers you the opportunity to join Communities of Practice dedicated to:


  • knowledge, expertise and practical experience that build the capacity of nurses and midwives to improve health


  • coherent information on what works and what doesn’t
  • discussions with experts and individuals from different countries
  • clear definitions of terminology, concepts and policy directives
  • evidence-based tools, materials and strategies


  • opportunities to share new knowledge, experience and lessons learned with local and international colleagues
  • forums to ask questions, discuss issues, share opinions and work together to use our collective knowledge and experience to improve and scale up effective practices

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The GANM and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing distribute content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the GANM or Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the GANM or Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and such reference shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.