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World Health Day – Support Nurses & Midwives

Event Description:

In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day 2020 will shine a light on the vital role played by nurses and midwives in providing health care around the world, and call for a strengthening of the nursing and midwifery workforce.

On 7 April, “dawn to dusk” advocacy events will be held around the world to mark World Health Day. One of the main events will be the launch of the first ever State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020. The report will provide a global picture of the nursing workforce and support evidence-based planning to optimize the contributions of this workforce to improve health and wellbeing for all. Goals for this day:

– Trigger a wave of public appreciation for the work of nurses and midwives and the part they play in       delivering health care

– Raise the profile of nurses and midwives within the health workforce

– Catalyze support and investment in nurses and midwives

– World Health Organisation

Ideas for Workplaces:

To recognise this event…

  • Petitions are a great way to demonstrate wider support for change. Create one to call on local leaders to do more to support nurses and midwives and make investments that enable them to work to their full potential. Gather signatures in your workplace, submit your request to the authorities, and publicize it as widely as you can.
  • Share your stories of how/when nurses and midwives have been an important support to you.



07 Apr 2020


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