Nursing Now Pakistan was launched on 8 January 2018 at a ceremony hosted by the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, during the first Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery summit. The President was joined by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, and Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamir Mehmood Kiani.

In July 2018, Pakistan’s Government announced the intention to establish a National Nursing Forum which will link to the Nursing Now global campaign. The Forum will be housed in the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination.

The creation of the Forum was supported by Dr Assad Hafeez, Pakistan’s Federal Director-General of Health and Nursing Now Global Campaign Board Member. For more information on Nursing Now Pakistan, contact Dr. Sabeen Afzal:

Local Groups

  • Khyber Medical University – Contact Dildar Muhammad, Director of the Institute of Nursing Sciences: 
  • Shifa College of Nursing – Contact Gideon Victor, Sr. Lecturer:
  • UK All Pakistan Nurses Association, supporting the strengthening of nursing in Pakistan, with particular interest and experience of the development of men in nursing – Contact Mr Wasim Khan, Founder President of UK All Pakistan Nurses Association:
  • Medical Teaching Institution Hayat Abad Medical Complex – Contact Awal Khan, Nursing Superintendent:
  • Khyber Medical University – Contact Dildar Muhammad, Director of the Institute of Nursing Sciences:
  • Young Nurses Association Balochistan – Contact Humair Alam, Nurse:
  • Prime Institute of Health Sciences – Contact Muhammad Saifullah Hussaini, Director:
  • Shifa, College of Nursing, Islamabad, Pakistan – Contact Raisa Gul, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery:
  • Prime Institute of Health Science Islamabad – Contact Abdul Wajid, CEO:
  • Health Aid college of nursing Islamabad – Contact Ikram Uddin, Director:
  • Aga Khan University School of Nursing – Contact Aziza Shaheen, Student:

The Pakistan Young Nurses Federation KPK has launched the Nightingale Challenge. See below for photos of the event.