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9 January 2020

Happy New Year!


WHO would like to thank you for your interest in public health last year. Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a safe and healthy 2020!
Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

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.

That’s why the World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

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