Year 2020 Designated as Year of Nurse and Midwife

Year 2020 Designated as Year of Nurse and Midwife by World Health Organization (WHO).
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Updated: Jan 04, 2021 12:29:59 pm

Year 2020 Designated as Year of Nurse and Midwife

03 January 2020 Current Affairs:World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to honor the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the collaborating partner in the three-year Nursing Now Campaign (2018–2020).  Aim of Campaign The main objective is to improve health globally by raising the status and profile of nursing, demonstrating achieved by a strengthened nursing profession, and enabling nurses to maximize their contribution to achieving Universal Health Coverage. WHO Organisation The development of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing report launched in 2020. This report describes the nursing workforce in the WHO Member States, providing an assessment of fitness for purpose. The country-level dissemination and policy dialogue around the State of the World’s Nursing report. Sustainable Development Goal 5 contributing to economic development (SDG8) and supporting other SDGs. Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services and key contributors to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage. Midwives are unique professionals who provide specialist nursing care and stand at the forefront of providing primary care for women and their babies. These academic centers are affiliated to the Global Network of WHO and set out four broad themes to guide the contributions of the nursing and midwifery workforce to improve global health.    Optimizing policy development, effective leadership, management, and governance. The capacities and potential of nurses and midwives through professional collaborative partnerships, education and continuing professional development; and mobilizing political will to invest in building practical, evidence-based nursing and midwifery workforce development. The 20 million nurses around the world will be thrilled to see their profession recognised. The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife will provide us with a new, 2020 vision of what nursing is in the modern era, and how nurses can light the way to Universal Health Coverage and healthcare. Investing in nurses and midwives is a good value for money. The investments in education and job creation in the health and social sectors result in improved health outcomes, global health security, and inclusive economic growth. The Year 2020 is all set for Nursing and Midwifery. It will raise the profile of nursing, investing in recruitment and retention, removing the barriers to the development of advanced nursing roles, proving highly effective at expanding global healthcare coverage.
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