World Health Day, 7 April 2020

07 April 2020

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World Health Day takes place on 7 April 2020. The theme this year celebrates the work of nurses and midwives, aiming to remind global leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy.

As well as highlighting the current status of nursing around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners will make a series of recommendations designed to strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce. These measures aim to support the attainment of national and global targets such as universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the delivery of integrated, people-centred care.

More information and resources on World Health Day are available on the WHO website.