The Year of the Nurse and Midwife
January 1, 2020, marks the beginning of the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and a major global effect to highlight an acute shortage of these crucial health workers. The World Health Organisation selected 2020 to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives because it is the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children.
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
That’s why the World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge recognised the value and importance of this work, sending a letter of appreciation to all midwives. Follow the link below: