WHO designated 2020 as “Year of Nurse and Midwife”

In the honour of 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization designated the year 2020 as the “Year of Nurse and Midwife”. This year, WHO is to focus on nursing and midwifery in order to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

The organization is leading the development of “World Nursing Report” that is to be launched in 2020. The report is first of its kind. The year is being dedicated to the midwifery as well as WHO is also a partner of The State of the World’s Midwifery Campaign.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland, Director general: Tedros Adhanom.

Source: The WHO

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