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Year of the Nurse & the Midwife 2020
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WHO Designates 2020 the International Year of the Nurse & the Midwife

NMNPC Activities

NMNPC Executive Director Rachel Bevan participated in a KRQE interview about the Year of the Nurse & the Midwife. Click here to to read the KRQE article.  Click the image on the left to view the video of the interview.

On Saturday, February 22, be sure to tune in to 100.3 The Peak (KPEC FM) from 7:00 to 8:00 am. NMNPC participated in the Donnie Chase Morning Show to discuss & highlight the importance of NPs & midwives to the health of New Mexico residents. 

Year-Long Effort Celebrates the Work of Nurses & Midwives

The World Health Organization (WHO) is partnering with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in celebrating the work of nurses and midwives. According to WHO, this year-long effort will highlight the challenging conditions these professionals often face and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.

Why 2020 Is the Year of the Nurse & the Midwife
  • It's the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale
  • It’s the release of the first State of the World’s Nursing Report
  • It’s the culmination of the Nursing Now campaign
  • Nurses make up a majority of the worldwide healthcare force
  • Nurses are a huge part of the health care worker shortfall
  • Supporting nurses boosts economic growth and gender equality

For more information about why 2020 is the international year of the nurse and midwife, click here.

Getting Involved Can Take Many Paths

There are lots of ways we can all get involved - some of those ideas are listed to the right. Download the WHO Toolkit that has more details on how to plan and implement those activities.



Get Involved
Ideas for campaign activities

  • Organize recognition awards/certificates
  • Set up or take part in public events
  • Display campaign posters
  • Engage local leaders and celebrities
  • Work through the media
  • Work with artists
  • Build and strengthen partnerships
  • Get active on social media (#SupportNursesAndMidwives)
  • Get moving - organize your own national Walk the Talk

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