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Let’s make 2020 our chance to push for more nurse funding

Year of the Nurse and Midwife presents an opportunity to advance the profession 
Howard Catton

Year of the Nurse and Midwife presents an opportunity to advance the profession

2020 should be a monumental year for nurses around the globe.

After strong lobbying by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Nursing Now campaign, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife , heralding an unprecedented celebration of our profession.

WHO recognises that nursing is at the heart of healthcare, and that nurses are vital to its aim to achieve universal health coverage , healthcare for all and sustainable development goals .

The Year of the Nurse is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all to raise the profile of nursing in the eyes of


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