Health Desk-20 Dec 2020: To mark the end of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we are honored to unveil the 2020 List of 100+ Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives, said WHO Communications officer Sonali Reddy.
This partnership of the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nursing Now, International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), and Women in Global Health (WGH), features the achievements and contributions of nurses and midwives from 43 countries and across 6 global regions, to recognize these women and the millions of nurses and midwives around the world.
Midwives and nurses—the overwhelming majority of whom are women—are the backbone of primary health systems. Their care during this monumental year has had an impact far beyond the facilities in which they work.
However, the dedication that midwives and nurses have epitomized throughout the onslaught of the pandemic often goes unrecognized and merits much more than applause: more investment, more support, safe and decent work, equal pay, more resources, and an equal say in leadership.