NURSING AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

Research Forum on Nursing and Universal Health Coverage

The 20 million nurses and midwives who globally make up half of the professional health workforce, yet they are too often not enabled, resourced and supported to use their education and expertise to their full potential. This is an enormous waste of talent and resources. The WISH report on nursing and universal healthcare (UHC) describes how strengthening nursing and midwifery as part of the wider health workforce will enable the rapid, high quality and cost-effective scaling up of UHC.

Forum Chair: Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He works and writes extensively on global health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing. He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS – the largest health organization in the world with 1.3 million employees

“The WISH research will examine the contribution of nurses to universal health coverage, particularly in the areas of health promotion, primary and community care, and chronic disease management”

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