Those reading this post please share your sweetest memories with nurses and midwives

Oh mere pyaare sister ji aur brother ji; you were my 1st teachers… Bow to you to teaching me basic skills like cannulation, sample collection etc.

Those reading this post please share your sweetest memories with nurses and midwives; let’s refresh those memories

Support Nurses and Midwives, this World Health Day.

Globally, 70% of the health and social workforce are women. Nurses and midwives represent a large portion of this

Nurses and midwives play a key role in caring for people everywhere, including in times of outbreaks and settings that are fragile or in conflict.

Achieving health for all will depend on there being sufficient numbers of well-trained and educated, regulated and adequately supported nurses and midwives, who receive pay and recognition commensurate with the services and quality of care that they provide.

Nurses and midwives have a relationship with their patients that is based on trust; knowing the full picture of someone’s health helps improve care and saves money. They also know the traditions, cultures and practices of their communities, making them indispensable during an outbreak or emergency.

Investing more in midwives, who are critical for maternal and newborn health as well as for family planning, could avert over 80% of all the maternal deaths, stillbirths and neonatal deaths that occur today. And when a midwife or group of midwives provides care from pregnancy to the end of the postnatal period, almost a quarter of pre-term births can be prevented.

Many countries need to do more to ensure that nurses and midwives can work in an environment where they are safe from harm, respected by medical colleagues and community members, and where their work is integrated with other health-care professionals.

5 key investment areas:
-Accelerate investments in nursing and midwifery education
-Employ more specialist nurses
-Invest in the leadership skills of nurses and midwives.
-Make midwives and nurses the heart of primary health care
-Support nurses and midwives in delivering health promotion and disease prevention.