2020: “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”

Manju Chhugani


Nurses and Midwives comprise the largest proportion of the health workforce. According to World Health Organization (2018), Nurses and Midwives account for nearly 50% of the global health workforce. Nurses are on the “front lines” of healthcare as they play a critical role in disease prevention and health promotion and are a key factor in the achievement of universal health coverage. Over the years, the healthcare system has witnessed drastic and dramatic changes and so has the field of Nursing. In order to keep pace with the complex and dynamic healthcare system, the roles of nurses and midwives have also evolved and amplified.

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