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Global Launch of Nursing Now

Published on: 27 Feb, 2018

Nurses and midwives make up half of the world’s health workforce, and are essential part of achieving universal health coverage. So, on 28 February a new campaign called Nursing Now, is being launched, aiming to improve the profile and status of nurses across the globe.

The purpose of Nursing Now is to empower and support nurses worldwide to meet the health challenges of the twenty-first century. This campaign is a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing, run in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses.

The campaign focuses on five key areas:

  • ensuring that nurses and midwives have a more prominent voice in health policy-making;
  • encouraging greater investment in the nursing workforce;
  • recruiting more nurses into leadership positions;
  • conducting research that helps determine where nurses can have the greatest impact; and
  • sharing of best nursing practices.

On 28 February, at 1:00 AM Fiji time (2:00 PM Central European time), the campaign will be officially launched. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge of the United Kingdom and Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan are among the attendees.

Don’t miss out on this event! You can join the live stream by watching it on the Nursing Now website here.

Celebrating 15 Years of POLHN – Universal Health Care Photo Contest

POLHN photo contest - Universal Health Coverage

POLHN photo contest – Breaking Barriers through Technology and Innovation to achieve improved Universal Health Care

Published on: 25 Feb, 2018

POLHN team is excited and likes to celebrate its 15th anniversary with the diverse health learning communities across the Pacific Islands Countries (PICs). To boost the celebration, POLHN is giving away $100 every month to the winners of its Facebook photo contest. The theme of the competition is, “Breaking Barriers through Technology and Innovation to achieve improved Universal Health Care“.

World Health Organisation (WHO) supports and provides an innovative mechanism for the development of appropriately skilled health workforce in line with population needs in order to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the health services they need (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care) without the risk of financial hardship when paying for them.


Health workers from POLHN countries can submit high-resolution photos via POLHNs Facebook page using #hashtags. The photo should be relevant to the theme and be a part of personal engagement or POLHN experience.