About Us
South East Asian Nursing and Midwifery Education Institute Networking (SEANMEIN) was established during meeting held at Cha-am, Thailand from 6th - 7th July 2006 with ten participating institution from various WHOCC of Nursing & Midwifery development of South East Asia. Members decided:
- To develop interaction among WHOCC and other Nursing & Midwifery institutions of countries of SEARO.
- That all the Nursing and Midwifery Institutions presenting at the meeting shall be members of SEANMEIN.
Secretariat :
- Dr. Indarjit Walia from NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh was a secretary from 2006 – 2009.
- Asst.Prof.Dr. Jariya Wittayasooporn, Director, Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University is a present secretary (2010 – 2013) and responsible for the office and develop a website for SEANMEIN.
The first meeting of SEANMEIN was held during 7th-10th may at Chandigarh, UT, India. 39 members attended the meeting. WHO/SEARO is to provide technical and financial support to establish network and its operation at the initial stage. The second meeting of SEANMEIN was held during 28-30 April 2009 at Yangon, Myanmar with a support of South East Asia Region of World Health Organization. There were 29 members from 9 countries attending the meeting. WHO/SEARO provided technical and financial support to facilitate the network and its operation.
There are two principal organs of the Network:
(1) An Executive Committee
(2) A Secretariat Institution
It consists of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and six executives, elected by the members of the SEANMEIN by raise of hands at its first meeting. The executives shall serve for three years for the staggered term. They can be re elected for a second term of three years. Elections are to be conducted either at the meeting or electronic voting. The present elected executive committee members are;
Chairperson (2010 - 2013)
Asst.Prof.Dr. Jariya Wittayasooporn, RN, DNS
Director, Ramathibodi School of Nursing,
Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
E-Mail: Jariya.wit@mahidol.ac.th
Telephone: (662) 201 2012, FAX (662) 201 2858
Dr Kobkul Phancharoenworakul (Thailand)
Executive Members
1. Ms. Diki Wangno (Bhutan)
2. Ms. Dewi Irawati (Indonesia)
3. Ms. Asiya Ibrahim (Maldives)
4. Dr. Khin Mae Ohn (Myanmar)
5. Dr. Sarla Srestha (Nepal)
6. Mrs. Ariyaseeli (Sri Lanka)
SEANMEIN shall organize a meeting once every year. This meeting will be planned in advance by the executive committee and the host institution. Meetings will be publicized widely among countries in the region. The functions and roles of the executive committee are:
1. Transact business on behalf of SEANMEIN between meetings
2. Develop policy and a plan to implement priority objectives
3. Assume responsibility for planning the frequency and location of the meetings
4. Develop means of financing of its activities as per its objectives
5. Appoint honorary members
6. Evaluate activities and outcomes and present in the meetings
7. Disseminate information among its members
8. Co-ordinate with WHO/SEARO and Country Offices and other organizations on behalf of SEANMEIN
It is housed at Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, and is headed by Asst.Prof.Dr. Jariya Wittayasooporn, and assisted by a locally nominated faculty member of WHOCC Nursing and Midwifery Development. Its functions are:- 1. To promote close communication among member institutions
2. To coordinate and support technical implementations as per policies and plans
3. To assist member institutions in capacity building and development in nursing and midwifery education
4. To ensure the availability of adequate support (financially) for the Network to function
5. To help create sufficient incentives for member institutions to coordinate and collaborate
6. To foster closer linkages with World Health Organization and other agencies.
Promotion of nursing and midwifery education, service and research among members in SEAR countries
Overall Objective
To improve the quality of nursing and midwifery education, service and research among member institutions in SEAR countries.
Specific Objectives
1. Share and exchange information and education resources.
2. Contribute/facilitate in setting the standard and quality of NM education and training of pre-service, in- service and continuing education.
3. Facilitate strengthening /capacity building of member institutions in teaching, learning and education.
4. Facilitate the development of standards, protocols and evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice.
5. Encourage and enhance research activities in collaborating institutes.