Did you know the World Health Organization has declared the year 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife?
Nurses and midwives account for nearly 50% of the global health workforce. Wow!
April 7 is World Health Day – This year’s focus is on nurses and midwives and the very important role they play in providing healthcare around the world.
Promise proudly supports our 13 Registered Nurses, four Nurse Practitioners, and three Certified Nurse Midwives.
Nurses: Courtney, Jess, Rachel, Jenna, Courtney R, Erica, Vicki, Clazina, Stephanie, Amanda, Kim, Melissa, Melinda and Emily
NPs: Faith, Tana, Amy, Roleen
CNMs: Belinda, Pam, Kari
What you can do to celebrate?
Thank a nurse and midwife
Just imagine how powerful it would be if all the health workers in your area were thanked with a flower, card or a tweet. Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #SupportNursesAndMidwives. Make sure to personalize your messages.
Send a letter
Sending a letter can be the first step to getting the attention of leaders and other politicians, if you are a nurse/midwife, share your concerns with the people who make policies that can make a difference.
Develop a petition
Petitions are a great way to demonstrate wider support for change. Gather signatures, submit your request to the authorities, and publicize it as widely as you can.
A day in the life of a nurse / midwife
Want to know what it’s like to be a nurse or a midwife? See if you can spend time alongside a nurse or midwife in your community. Learn more about them, their life saving work and become an advocate for them. Nurses and midwives are vital to our future, we need millions more.
Read this article by the World Health Organization for more ideas on how you can support your favorite nurses and midwives in your community!