WHO Declares 2020 Year of the Nurse, To Celebrate Nursing and Midwifery

Dear friends and colleagues,


We are very pleased to share the news that yesterday the Director-General of the World Health Organization announced that 2020 will the Year of the Nurse, celebrating nursing and midwifery! The announcement came during the 144th WHO Executive Board meeting.
The planned related activities in 2020 include World Health Day (April 7, 2020) and the 73rd World Health Assembly (mid-May) likely to feature nursing and midwifery themes as well as the launch of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing report and the State of the World’s Midwifery .
Congratulations to the WHO Chief Nurse . Elizabeth Iro and WHO Midwife Ms. Fran Mcconville and all nurses and midwives.
For further information and updates about the Year of the Nurse you can check the following links:www.who.int
•http://www.emro.who.int/index.html
Warm regards .
Dr. Naeema Al GasseerWorld Health Organization Represebtative in Sudan &Head of Mission

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