WORLD HEALTH DAY: Honouring the work of nurses and midwives – 7 April 2020

Nurses and other health workers are at the frontlines of COVID-19 response, putting their own health at risk to protect the broader community.

This World Health Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) honors the contribution of nurses and midwives, recognizing their vital role in keeping the world healthy.

The global nursing workforce is around 28 million, of which more than 19 million are professional nurses, critical in responding to health needs in all settings and across the lifespan!

In the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the World Health Day is an opportunity to highlight the work of nursing and midwifery around the world, while celebrating this workforce as one of the most valuable resources of every country.

World Health Day is also an opportunity to advocate for commitment and resources to strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce, improve their education and working conditions, and enable them to work to their full potential.

More information & resources on the World Health Day 2020 are available here.



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