International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
Designated by the World Health Assembly
The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
The QNI will be holding celebratory events during the year and more information will be available shortly.
The Florence Nightingale Museum also has a calendar of events here.
The World Health Organization says:
“Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.”