WOMEN IN GLOBAL HEALTH
2020 marks the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife , the designation of 2020 coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of modern nursing.
 Announced at the 72nd World Health Assembly, May 2019, in Geneva.
For the first time in history, the nations of the world will unite in celebration of the benefits that nursing and midwifery bring to the health of the global population.
Every country needs a competent, motivated, well-distributed and supported health workforce.
Nurses and midwives can transform the ways health actions are organized and how health care is delivered. They are the backbone of primary health care systems and are essential to achieve universal health coverage.
Nurses and midwives will also comprise
of the shortfall in the global health workforce to 2030
Per the WHO, the world needs
more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030
There is an expected shortage of
health workers in 2030
Women in Global Health supports global partners, including WHO, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and many more including the Gender Equity Hub in the Global Health Workforce Network (GWHN) for a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlight the challenging conditions they often face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
Five-Point Action Plan
Include Nurses and Midwives in Strategic Decision Making
Enable Female Nurses and Midwives to Lead
Support Diversity in Nursing and Midwifery
End Sexual Harassment, Violence and Bullying of Nurses and Midwives
Pay Nurses and Midwives Fairly