2020 is called the Year of the Nurse and approved by WHO
Over the past few decades, the field of nursing has developed rapidly, and its role in the health system is becoming increasingly important. And the situation is only increasing every year.
Nurses are the bridge of healthcare
In January 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a meeting at which the WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhan Gebreyesus, made an official proposal declare 2020 the year of the nurse and midwife.
Dr. Gebreyesus talked about how nurses are the “bridge” of healthcare, the most important link between the population and a complex healthcare system. Nurses are at the “front lines” of providing medical. services, he says, and therefore they are a key factor in achieving universal health coverage, which is a World Bank initiative aimed at providing adequate health care to people around the world.
The head of WHO is an incredibly successful and influential advocate of public health, proudly and lovingly talking about how the role of nursing care should be “strengthened and developed” as WHO's work moves forward. At the end of his declaration, he drew attention to the fact that 2020 is also the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale, and, according to Dr. Gebreyesus, “we should mention people like her who have made a great contribution to the development of mankind.”
What is WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a global agency that serves United Nations countries. This includes 194 countries from around the world, and in each of them, WHO has one mission: to assist each country in achieving the most optimal health status of its population. They do it differently:
- Advising civil servants on health legislation and programs;
- Contributing to the strengthening of disease prevention activities in the country;
- Conducting large-scale and small-scale medical services programs to meet the needs of local communities.
WHO World Health Program
Part of the WHO agenda is to ensure proper honey. services for all people in all communities. It is called “Universal Health Insurance”, and its mission is to provide quality medical services to the population of all communities and socio-economic status, with particular attention to the poor, who are usually in the most difficult financial situation due to the cost of primary health care, emergency honey. help and do not have the means to participate in preventive work.
WHO plans to do this by creating an economic model adapted to the needs of different countries, which will be built on the basis of a three-part plan:
- Attracting sufficient financial resources to cover the costs of the health system;
- Pooling financial resources to protect people from the financial consequences of ill-health, such as loss of income and the need to pay for medical services;
- Acquisition of medical services to ensure optimal use of available resources.
2020 - the year of the nurse
What does this mean for nursing? Annette Kennedy, who chairs the International Council of Nurses, says this is an important step for nurses for many reasons: it will help improve nursing education, create better working conditions for retaining local staff, and promote more professional nurses who the queue will provide more people with better health services.
Nurses are the focus of attention among most healthcare providers, playing a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. As the community’s closest community health professionals, they play a special role in developing new community-based care models and supporting local health promotion and disease prevention efforts.