Global Research Nurses is a proud supporter of the Nursing Now Challenge

Nursing Now Challenge is a global campaign that aims to improve health by raising the status and profile of nursing and midwifery. Run in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now seeks to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges and maximize their contribution to achieving Universal Health Coverage.

In January 2022, in partnership with Jhpiego, Nursing Now Challenge will launch Midwives in Focus
This new initiative of the Nursing Now Challenge will address issues affecting the midwifery workforce, challenge perceptions, and put the spotlight on women’s health globally.

As a result of this midwifery focus, we hope to:

  • enhance the perception of midwives and the work they do
  • advance professional dialogues
  • create a supportive space that facilitates pathways to leadership

More Nursing Now projects

Health Action Training courses to be offered to the Nursing Now Challenge network
Online leadership courses now available for the Nursing Now Challenge network
Sigma leads new NNCGSI to promote healthy work environments

A significant moment for nursing and midwifery

The 74th World Health Assembly, that took place in 2021, marked a significant moment for nursing and midwifery with the first Resolution focused on nursing and midwifery in ten years. For the first time, Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) considered the WHO Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery (SDNM 2021-2025) and adopted it with a Resolution (WHA74.15).  In this Resolution, the World Health Assembly calls on partners and stakeholders from within the health sector and beyond to engage in and support the implementation of the global strategic directions for nursing and midwifery 2021–2025. It also encourages partners to support initiatives and campaigns such as the Nursing Now Challenge in order to achieve greater investment in improving education, professional development and employment conditions, as well as to enhance the influence of nurses and midwives on global and national health policy. Read more here
The 12 policy priorities in the SDNM 2021-2025 reflect findings from the State of the World’s Nursing 2020 and State of the World’s Midwifery 2021. They provide an exciting new global mandate for nursing and midwifery. 
You can read WHO's Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery and find language versions including Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Nursing Now is a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing run in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses, and is supported by a Campaign Board made up of nurses and non-nurses from around the world.

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“The Burdett Trust looks forward to continuing its support for nurse-led projects, working independently and with its funding partners to improve patient care.”