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Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020 .

7th April, 2020

Celebrated on April 7 each year, World Health Day (WHD) is a global day of action dedicated to reminding world leaders of the critical role our health services and staff play in keeping the world healthy.

This year’s World Health Day theme couldn’t be more apt as it is dedicated to honour the unrelenting work of our nurses and midwives across the world.

Nurses and Midwives campaign materials

Our profound gratitude to all our healthcare professionals especially our nurses and midwives.

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.

Join WHO and partners including, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlight the challenging conditions they often face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.