Wold Health Day 2020 Launch Event

Wold Health Day 2020 Launch Event


Nurses and midwives - Leading the way to Universal Health

The Region of the Americas has some 9 million practitioners in the nursing profession, 4.5 million of whom are university-trained nurses, 87% of them women. Nurses and midwives account for more than 50% of the health workforce and are essential to the delivery health services at the first level of care. The greatest challenges are adopting effective national and regional policies that include adequate investment to tackle the shortage of human resources, expand the role of nurses, and regulate and improve their working conditions.

Visit the World Health Day 2020 Campaign page for more information!