Nursing Now is all about enabling nurses to make an even bigger contribution to improving health in the future.

As the 21st Century progresses, we will see more community and home-based services, better technology and more holistic and person-centred care.

Nurses will be at the forefront of these changes.

Our case studies focus on countries, organisations and nurses that are leading progress in prioritising nursing, in line with the aims of Nursing Now.

Case studies will focus on efforts to improve services, invest in training and development, support nurse leaders and innovate in practice.

Nursing Now will follow a number of these case studies over the next three years, recording and sharing the lessons learned.

We will be adding new case studies over the coming months so please email us with your examples. All case studies will be featured on this page, as well as our global activity map.


Our first two country case studies – Uganda and Singapore – are very different in many ways but both share a commitment to developing their nursing workforces.

The other five of our initial case studies look at innovative organisations tackling neglected issues or providing services to people who, too often, miss out on support.

Uganda, where the Government has joined with nursing, health and academic organisations to set out a Nursing Now road map for developing nursing and midwifery. This work is laying the groundwork for Nursing Now Africa.

Singapore, where the Government is running a campaign to promote nursing as an exciting career. They are creating new opportunities for nurses, celebrating their achievements and engaging nurses at the forefront of developing community services.

Narayana Health in India, where the founder Dr Devi Shetty and the Board have recognised the enhanced role that nurses can play and established a development programme for nurses. They are using nurses to lead the way in extending their services into Africa.


Rwanda, where a private organisation is working with the government to support nurse entrepreneurs providing vital services in the most rural areas.

Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paolo, Brazil, where nurses are engaging the many men who do not attend the basic health units for consultations. They are reaching out by going to bars to talk to people about how they can take better care of their health.

Jamaica, where the Government is working with partners to tackle violence against women and children as the first programme of Nursing Now Jamaica.

Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) in the USA, which is providing a multi-disciplinary service to support elderly people to live in their own homes.

Nursing For All Liberia, fund nurses to operate their own public health initiatives in their own communities. The project is a clear example of primary health care in action and shows why empowering nurses at the local level can improve the health of a community.