Nurses and midwives represent nearly one-half of the total number of health workers globally, according to the World Health Organization, which estimates the world will need an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by 2030. Educating and empowering these caregivers is key to achieving universal health coverage.

 
A mother and her baby
Nurse Duo Doesn’t Miss a Beat

Anita survived a postpartum hemorrhage thanks to a pair of nurses who delivered an exemplary synchronized performance.

A baby
Out of the Mouths of Babes

One-month-old Biswakalpita—who wasn’t breathing at birth—tells her story about the lifesaving power of nurses.

A nurse
Every morning, what pulls me back
  to work is the woman who is on the delivery table. 
  I want to help her bring the new life into this world 
  and put a healthy and safe baby into her arms. 

  Leelamma Lodh. Staff Nurse, District Hospital, 
  Sagar, Madya Pradesh