The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Did you know that 2020 has been designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO)? This distinction has a lot of meaning behind it; these workers are some of the most dedicated and depended-on individuals in the field of healthcare. They help patients get the very most out of their care plans, consult with family members on the best courses of action and constantly remain on alert to maintain optimal wellness. Today, let’s explore this designation in more detail!

A History of Caregiving

Midwives and Nurses have existed as professions for hundreds of years. In fact, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife designation for 2020 marks the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. 2020, in particular, is set to serve as a significant milestone for the WHO, particularly when it comes to creating the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing report. This report will be introduced at the 73rd annual World Health Assembly, spotlighting current conditions in the field and making a thorough series of recommendations on how best to optimize these practices. In addition, the WHO is set to be a partner on The State of the World’s Midwifery 2020 report, formatted in a similar vein and set to be launched around the same time.

Support Those Who Support Your Community!

Qualicare Waterloo has long been an advocate for the rights of healthcare professionals seeking to do their very best in their respective fields. The recognition of Nurses and Midwives – the backbone of our operations in many ways – is an essential step towards raising awareness of processes that need to be overhauled and ways to help us better meet the ever-growing demand. Opening a policy dialogue and collaborating with official bodies such as the World Health Assembly means more opportunities to enact change that can benefit these dedicated caregivers and, by extension, the patients and loved ones they’re responsible for.

We’re excited to see what unfolds during the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife – the perfect way to kickstart a new decade is by making tangible change happen that can help our healthcare system thrive and modernize! We look forward to seeing what recommendations are made in addition to future discussions on how best to improve these services. Regardless, you can count on our friendly and experienced team at Qualicare Waterloo to deliver the finest, most compassionate care.

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