“2020 will be the 200th Anniversary of Nightingale and we need to celebrate people like her who have contributed greatly to humanity.”
WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The above video features WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus—who likes everyone to call him 'Dr. Tedros' for short—announcing his request to honor nurses and midwives worldwide with a 'WHO 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife.' As he explains, nurses and midwives are so well positioned to strengthen the worldwide call—as a featured 'Target 3.8 of SDG # 3 'Health & Well-Being'—to establish Universal Health Coverage, globally, within all 193 United Nations Member States.
Dr. Tedros' request, above, was formally made to the World Health Organization's # 144 Executive Board meeting on January 31, 2019, at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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We also wish to acknowledge the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and Nursing Now—who first posted this YouTube video on their Facebook pages—for making this announcement so available to us, worldwide!
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Our 2020 Vision!
Since NIGH was founded in 2006, we have envisioned and collaborated with many stakeholders to see official recognition of nurses and midwives at global levels. Read more >>>
This awesome recognition from the World Health Organization—for a 2020 'Year of the Nurse & Midwife'—is one of our big dreams coming true!
All the sweeter is the timing of this recognition— aimed to also celebrate the year 2020 as the Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth!
This is much in keeping with our '2020 Vision!'
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