International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services and often, they are the first and only point of care in their communities. To achieve Universal Health Coverage, a strong nursing and midwifery workforce is one of the most important things for a robust health system. Hence, the year 2020 has been marked to focus on the critical contribution nurses and midwives make to global health.
Facts and Figures:
Nurses and midwives provide broad range of essential health services to the community.
Women make 70% of total health and social workforce globally, and nurses and midwives contribute large portion of this.
If the world is to meet its SDG target of providing universal health coverage, it must urgently address the global shortfall of 9 million midwives and nurses.
In order to achieve triple impact in the form of improving health, promoting gender equality, and supporting economic growth, nursing and midwifery needs to be strengthened. For this, professional, socio-cultural and economic barriers need to be overcome.
International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife Toolkit
- PUBLISHED DATE : Jan 03, 2020
- PUBLISHED BY : NHP Admin
- CREATED / VALIDATED BY : NHP Admin
- LAST UPDATED BY : Jan 03, 2020
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