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WORLD HEALTH DAY 2020 – Support Nurses & Midwifes
April 7, 2020
The biggest heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic are the healthcare workers, as they battle to help treat and save hundreds of thousands of lives!
This year the World Health Day, 7 April 2020, is dedicated to the work of nurses and midwives!
Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response!
In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day will highlight the current status of nursing and around the world. This will be vital if we are to achieve national and global targets related to universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the delivery of integrated, people-centered care, amongst others.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for your support on World Health Day to ensure that the nursing and midwifery work forces are strong enough to ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the healthcare they need!Key FactsAdvocacy ResourcesCampaign Materials