Nursing Now

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In collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now aims to raise the status and profile of nursing. We work to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges. Run in collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now seeks to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21stCentury health challenges. The campaign was launched globally on 27 February 2018 and will run until the end of 2020. The campaign aims to improve perceptions of nurses, enhance their influence and maximise their contributions to ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to health and healthcare.

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If you’re committed to giving nurses more recognition, investment and influence, sign up to support the campaign. Use Nursing Now’s social media toolkit to help get others interested and involved. Nursing Now also plans to showcase supporter-led events, case studies, trainings and funding opportunities. Share your plansand they’ll be added to the campaign’s global activity map.

This campaign is based on the report The Triple Impact of Nursing – How Developing Nursing will Improve Health, Promote Gender Equality and Support Economic Growth (2016) published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health following its review of nursing globally. The report concluded that:

  • Universal Health Coverage will not be achieved without developing nursing globally. Nurses are the largest part of the professional health workforce and provide an enormous amount of care and treatment worldwide; however, they are very often under-valued and under-utilised. Nurses could have a significant impact in the future – and will be decisive as to whether UHC is achieved.
  • Developing nursing will have the triple impact of contributing to three of the Sustainable Development Goals – improving health, promoting gender equality, and strengthening economies.

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