World Health Day

World Health Day 2020

World Health Day is April 7th of every year, and on this day, we celebrate awareness about a specific health crisis or theme in order to draw attention to one of the many focuses of the World Health Organization (WHO). For over 50 years, WHO has highlighted such important issues like mental health, maternal and child care, climate change, and universal health coverage.

World Health Day 2020

This year WHO’s focus is set on the role that nurses and midwives have played in health care around the world for centuries. In honor of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, World Health Day will sponsor advocacy events, with one main event being the first-ever Stae of the World’s Nursing Report. According to the WHO, “the report will provide a global picture of the nursing workforce and support evidence-based planning to optimize the contributions of this workforce to improve health and wellbeing for all.”

What You Can Do

On this world health day, there are a number of ways that you can celebrate.

Thank a Nurse and/or Midwife

Thank a nurse or midwife with a card, flowers, or a personalized message via tweet. Share photos on social media with the hashtag #SupportNursesandMidwives. Show your appreciation for nurses and midwives and the work they do to keep us healthy!

Send a Letter

Address your local leaders and policymakers. Encourage them to do more to support nurses and midwives! Get the attention of politicians and share your concerns about our current health crisis!


Lastly, donate and invest in nursing and midwifery education and employment. Strengthen leadership within these industries in order to ignite change that will improve healthcare services!

And most importantly, on April 7th, don’t forget to find ways to celebrate Also, don’t forget about the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.