Nurses and midwives play an essential role in ensuring a healthier world for everyone, everywhere. These skilled, determined health workers make up the majority of our health workforce. They are the backbone of our shared goals for universal health coverage, and the foundation to our efforts to extend primary health care services to all.
Leah and her husband
Kabul, Afghanistan—Late in the evening of February 10, 2017, a woman in labor arrived at Isteqlal Hospital, a large facility with a well-regarded maternity unit in Afghanistan’s capital city.