Nurses and midwives are often undervalued, underpaid, and underrepresented in policy discussions and decisions. Despite this, they continue to save lives and lead and organize for change in health systems. That is why we’re glad the World Health Organization has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Did you know that nurses and midwives make up nearly half the global health workforce? Today, as we confront COVID-19, nurses and midwives are leading the pandemic response while ensuring continuity of services. Through their leadership, they can advance healthcare policy to reach universal health coverage.
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