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Nursing Now is a global campaign to improve health globally by raising the status and profile of nursing

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Dear all,

As you know, World Health Day is just around the corner (7th April), and it will mark the launch of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing report. 

The World Health Organization, in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now has developed this report to provide a global picture of the nursing workforce and support evidence-based planning to optimise the contributions of this workforce to improve health and well-being for all. 

The data in this report will shine a light on the importance and urgency of investing in the nursing profession, demonstrating that investment in nursing represents an investment and much needed support for health systems, economies and gender equality around the world



Nursing Now

On 7th April, Nursing Now will launch its dedicated State of the World’s Nursing report page. Here you will be able to access the report, key messages and social media assets that we encourage you to use on your platforms, both on the launch day and beyond. This page will also feature opinion pieces from the leaders of the Nursing Now campaign as well as video reactions from stakeholders around the world. 

World Health Organization

Facebook live - Q&A on the State of the World’s Nursing Report with Carey McCarthy

Tuesday, 7 April: 10:00 – 10:30 (CEST)

View on: @WHO Facebook

Duration 30 minutes 

Nurses and midwives in the COVID19 response - In conversation with Dr. Tedros & Elizabeth Iro

Tuesday, 7 April: 14h30 - 15h15 (CEST)

View on: @WHO Facebook or other WHO social media channels

Duration: 45 minutes


Following the release of the State of the World’s Nursing report, Nursing Now will host a Nightingale Challenge webinar during which we will discuss the outcomes of the report, with a specific focus on the importance of education and leadership. This webinar will take place at 10am (GMT) and will be chaired by Nightingale Challenge Programme Lead, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt. More details coming soon.


In this, the Year of the Nurse & the Midwife, it is essential that nurses and midwives are given the support they urgently deserve and need. We urge you to use this report as part of your advocacy, to demand the necessary change for the nursing profession in your countries. 

In the next few months, there will be an opportunity for you to engage in policy dialogues about your country data with WHO, your professional associations and your Ministries of Health (including Chief Nurses).  It is so important that you participate in these opportunities - especially at this time of global health crisis when each of you has a story to tell about your response. We must learn from what has happened and be sure to include lessons learned into future nursing strategies at global, regional and national levels. WHO and ICN will provide guidance on how to engage in these dialogues which we will share in due course. 

Once these dialogues have taken place, please share your experience for all to learn from.

With kindest regards, 

The Nursing Now team


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