2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first international “Year of the Nurse & Midwife”

2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first international “Year of the Nurse & Midwife” which has coincided with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of modern nursing.  Looking at Midwifery only, this is to highlight all the amazing work midwives do, around the world, with the Duchess of Cambridge drawing attention to this, in a personal letter at Christmas to all Midwives, showing appreciation for all the work they do.

But also and probably more importantly, WHO is promoting the challenging conditions Nurses and Midwives work within and advocating for more investment to be able to complete their aims

“Without nurses and midwives, we will not achieve the sustainable development goals or universal health coverage”.