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2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Nurses and midwives play an essential role in ensuring a healthier world for everyone, everywhere. 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.

As 2020, the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, approaches, we’re thrilled to highlight stories of nurses and midwives taking the lead, providing robust health care and innovating to transform the futures of women and families across the world.

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Thanks to the leadership of midwives in Nigeria, pregnant women in “group” antenatal care sessions are finding a sense of sisterhood, self-empowerment and better health.

Come sit in on the group!

Everyone is moving and grooving thanks to this Tanzanian nurse’s innovative family planning tune. Watch, sing along and, who knows, maybe even kick your shoes off and dance!

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Keep an eye here for more stories about the key role that nurses and midwives play on the path to health for all as we head into the new year!

Jhpiego believes that when women are healthy, families and communities are strong. We won’t rest until all women and their families—no matter where they live—can access the health care they need to pursue happy and productive lives.

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