The COVID-19 pandemic and other global emergencies show us once again the heroic efforts health workers on the front lines make every day to keep their communities—and the world—safe and healthy. This year’s World Health Worker Week is an opportunity to mobilize communities, partners, and policymakers in support of health workers who are at the forefront of detecting, reporting, and responding to emerging threats like COVID-19.
Global Launch of the State of the World’s Nursing Report
The State of the World’s Nursing report will include data about nursing in countries around the world and will provide a snapshot of the global state of the nursing workforce. This report will be used to promote investment in nursing and influence policy-making decisions on healthcare for years to come.
The International Council of Nurses, International Confederation of Midwives and the World Health Organization will bring nursing and midwifery leaders from across the globe together to discuss key topics of interest to the professions and global health.
Ongoing | Operation 50/50 Nomination: Women Experts Working in Global Health Security
Gender equality makes global health stronger. Join Women in Global Health and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security in supporting equitable representation in global health security decision-making.
Are you a woman working in health security or do you know another woman working in this space? Are you an ally to elevate women? If so, nominate yourself or someone to be part of the roster of Women Leaders in Health Security.
Ongoing | Call for Nominations: 100 Outstanding Nurse and Midwife Leaders
To celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Women in Global Health calls for nominations of women midwife and nurse leaders making a difference in global health. Finalists will be selected ahead of the 73rd World Health Assembly, and their stories will be published and celebrated throughout 2020.
Ongoing | Building a Global Health Career in Midwifery Series
This is the first of three webinars and will introduce you to the history, disciplines, and varied sectors of global health. Learning how the global heath discipline has evolved and how it functions now is critical to engaging in sustainable, evidence-based work that aligns with the midwifery philosophy of care.