Health Sector – UHC, National Health Policy, Family Planning, Health Insurance, etc.

2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : WHO

Mains level : Role of nurses and midwives , ASHA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has selected the year 2020 as the international “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”.

Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • It was decided in the honour of 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale.
  • WHO said that nurses and midwives are the people who devote their lives to caring for children and mothers, looking after senior citizens and giving lifesaving immunizations.
  • The declaration will help to strengthen nursing and midwifery for Universal Health Coverage.
  • The declaration will also help to endorse “The NursingNow!” a three-year campaign (2018-2020) to improve health globally by raising the status of nursing.
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