The International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse 2020
WHO’s landmark announcement that 2020 will be the International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse provides an important opportunity to advocate to strengthen midwives and the midwifery profession.
For the first time, countries across the world will unite in recognition of the essential role that midwives play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.
Our activities will be underpinned by the following themes:
Celebrate: the work of midwives globally.
Demonstrate: through dissemination, the body of evidence around the impact of midwives and the case for investment in midwives; build policy guidance about the enabling environment that midwives need if they are to deliver quality care that improves health outcomes.
Mobilise: midwives, associations, stakeholders and women to become advocates for the profession in support of midwives and midwife-led continuity of care.
Unite: midwives and women towards a common goal of gender equality. We will unite associations and women’s groups locally, nationally and globally towards the achievement of this goal.
Click here to read the full plan for 2020 in English.
The Year of the Midwife 2020 Timeline