2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Did you know that nurses and midwives make up nearly 50% of the global health workforce? It’s hard then to believe that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the world needs an additional 9 million nurses and midwives to meet targets for universal health by 2030.

To highlight this agenda and strengthen investment in the nursing and midwifery sector, WHO has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. How to get involved, you ask? Well, WHO offers some great suggestions:

  • Spread the word through social media
    Chip in on the social media campaign. Share photos and videos to show the world how vital our nurses and midwives are, or share a story about them of your own! #SupportNursesAndMidwives #Nurses2020 #Midwives2020.
  • Display campaign posters
    Download and display International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife posters at your workplace or institution.
  • Organise or participate in public events
    Create or participate in an event that highlights the amazing work of nurses and midwives.

Here at the Library we are also proud to acknowledge the amazing work of
graduates, current students and staff of nursing, midwifery and indigenous health at Charles Sturt.

Interested in some of our key nursing and midwifery resources? Here’s a few to peak your interest: