June 30, 2020

The WHO’s State of the World’s Report on Nursing and Midwifery was released this year, the Year of the Nurse. Nurses represent 59% of all healthcare professionals and are the backbone of health systems worldwide. How can this sector be strengthened and what of the future challenges it faces in helping to deliver effective health coverage especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean of the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Nancy Reynolds, Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University and one of the authors of the report Dr. Sheila Tlou, Former Minister of Health, Botswana, will present on these important issues.


Dean Patricia Davidson
Dean of School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Professor Sheila Tlou
Former Minister of Health, Botswana, and Co-Chair, Nursing Now Global Campaign

Dr. Nancy Reynolds
Co-Director WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Information and Knowledge Management, Co-author of report


Dr. Keith Martin
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health