(Author: Lancet)

Lancet State of the World Nursing article


Two reports mark the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, and World Health Day, April 7, in honour of their vital work providing health services. State of the World’s Nursing 2020, released today, is a comprehensive analysis of nursing around the world, produced by WHO with the International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now. The third global State of the World’s Midwifery, building on 2011 and 2014 editions, is due in 2021, and will be foreshadowed by a May, 2020, forum for action organised by WHO, the International Confederation of Midwives, and the International Council of Nurses. These evidence-based reports are essential tools to inform international, regional, and national policy dialogues about where and how to invest in the nursing and midwifery workforces to improve primary health care, strengthen emergency response and resilience, and achieve health for all.

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