World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7th under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization. This year's theme is nurses and other health workers that are at the forefront of COVID-19 response —providing high quality, respectful treatment, and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response!
WHO and its partners have made a series of recommendations to strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce. This is vital if we are to achieve national and global targets related to universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the delivery of integrated, people-centered care, amongst others.
We are calling for your support on World Health Day to ensure that the nursing and midwifery workforces are strong enough to ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the healthcare they need. Click HERE to learn how you can get involved.