State of the World’s Nursing 2020

Aspen Global Innovators | May 6, 2020

World Health Organization

This week, the Aspen Global Innovators Group announces the Nurse Innovator grantees to recognize the role that nurses play in leading innovation and rooting out health inequities by awarding small grants to leaders in nursing and midwifery. Nurse Innovators must have a demonstrated impact in their communities and center their work on addressing health inequities in the US and globally. To learn more about these leaders, please read here.

The World Health Organization declared 2020 to be The Year of the Nurse and Midwife. During the challenges of COVID-19 response, we continue to see the important work of nurses around the world. The World Health Orgranization released the 2020 State of the World’s Nursing Report, which lays out the need for 6 million more nurses globally in low and middle-income countries by 2030 to achieve development goals. Governments around the world need to create effective policy measures to promote the nursing workforce.

Learn more about various policy options to support nurses from the World Economic Forum.