HCRI celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to recognise the vital role they play in providing essential healthcare.
In a new blog series, HCRI celebrates the role of nurses and midwives in humanitarianism by speaking to alumni and partners:
Sophia Turner, an International Disaster Management MSc student, told us what it's like to be deployed as a nurse overseas with UK-Med.
Gloria Ling Lee, a Global Health MSc alumna and midwife, shares her experience of volunteering in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
At HCRI, we recognise that nurses and midwives should operate in an environment where they are:
- Safe from harm
- Respected by Medical colleagues and community members
- Given access to a functioning health-care service
- Integrated with other health-care professionals
Find out more about the WHO Year of the Nurse and Midwife campaign, and look out for the next blog in the series!