World Health Day & beyond

World Health Day is just around the corner (7th April), and it will mark the launch of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing report. 

The World Health Organization, in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now has developed this report to provide a global picture of the nursing workforce and support evidence-based planning to optimise the contributions of this workforce to improve health and well-being for all. 


To mark World Health Day and celebrate the launch of the State of the World’s Nursing report, Nursing Now will launch a dedicated State of the World’s Nursing report page. Here you will be able to access the report, key messages and social media assets that we encourage you to use on your platforms, both on the launch day and beyond. This page will also feature opinion pieces from the leaders of the Nursing Now campaign as well as video reactions from stakeholders around the world. 

The World Health Organization will hold several virtual events, including…

Facebook live – Q&A on the State of the World’s Nursing Report with Carey McCarthy

Tuesday, 7 April: 10:00 – 10:30 (CEST)

View on: @WHO Facebook

Duration 30 minutes

Nurses and midwives in the COVID19 response – In conversation with Dr. Tedros & Elizabeth Iro

Tuesday, 7 April: 14h30 – 15h15 (CEST)

View on: @WHO Facebook or other WHO social media channels

Duration: 45 minutes

Find more information here.


Following the release of the State of the World’s Nursing report, Nursing Now will host a Nightingale Challenge webinar during which we will discuss the outcomes of the report, with a specific focus on the importance of education and leadership. This webinar will take place at 10am (GMT) and will be chaired by Nightingale Challenge Programme Lead, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt.

More information coming soon.