Nursing Now is a 3 year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the WHO. We welcome the inauguration of this campaign on February 27th. It will work to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st century health challenges.
Nurses are at the heart of most health teams playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. As the health professionals closest to the community they have a particular role in developing new models of community based care and support to localities to promote health and prevent disease.
Nursing Now is based on findings of the Triple Impact report. This concluded that as well as improving health globally empowering nurses would contribute to improved gender equality, (as the vast majority of nurses are still women), and build stronger economies.