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2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Are you ready to celebrate 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife with the Australian College of Nursing?

It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for everyone to know how much nurses around the world do and how much more they can do with support from each one of us.

Did you know?

  • In 2001, nurses and midwives made up between 50% to 90% of health practitioners in many countries
  • A 2017 poll by global analytics firm Gallup ranked, for the 16th consecutive year, found that nurses are the most trusted professionals in America. More than 8 out of 10 Americans described nurse ethics as ‘high’ or ‘very high’. In Australia, too, nurses have been regarded as the most ethical and honest profession each year for 23 years in a row from 1994 to 2017
  • According to the WHO, nurses and midwives comprise nearly 50% of the world’s health workforce. Today, it is estimated that of the existing 43.5 million health workers globally, 20.7 million are nurses or midwives
  • According to WHO, the largest needs-based shortages of nurses and midwives are in South East Asia and Africa.