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ENA Celebrates International Nurses Day (IND) for 2024

Updated: 20 hours ago

ICN-IND Theme: Our Nurses. Our Future, The Economic Power of Care

Dr. Sumaya Mohammed Alblooshi


President of Emirates Nursing Association, UAE

Head of UAE National Nursing and Midwifery Strategy, UAE

Honorary associate professor at MBRU-Dubai, UAE

Director of Nursing Department, in Emirates Health Services-Dubai, UAE

Emirates Nursing Association committed, United Arab Emirates is in lined with International Council of Nurses (ICN) to celebrate International Nurses Day (IND) with our professional nurses, students and all healthcare workers around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth and recognizes the tireless efforts of nurses across the glob in providing the compassionate care and promoting health and wellbeing of their communities. We as committed national associations across the globe look forward to to work together with ICN, to chart the future direction of nursing in order to meet the needs of the new normal as well as the Sustainable Development Goals, Universal Health Coverage, and Health for All.

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ICN-IND 2024 webinar

More than 600 Nurses attended the International Nurses Day webinar launching a new report on the Economic Power of Care

International Council of Nurses (ICN) held a webinar on 14 May 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland to celebrate International Nurses Day (IND) and launched its new report on the Economic Power of Care. Chaired by Dr Pamela Cipriano - ICN President highlighted the power of nurses and the importance of advocating for increased investment in the profession. Followed by the presentation on IND report, and presented by Howard Catton - ICN Chief Executive Officer. which included the resources and evidence to support nursing growth worldwide that poor health reduces global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 15%. He said: “the evidence in this report overwhelmingly shows that investing in nursing is not a brake on the economy: it is an accelerator for global growth”. And this report estimates that investment in nursing could boost GDP by up to 8%.

This report sets forth actionable recommendations that will recalibrate the mindset on the value of nursing, strengthen health systems, and ultimately result in greater economic and social prosperity. It builds on ICN’s Charter for Change that advocates for the implementation of 10 policy actions that governments and employers must take to create and sustain health care systems that are safe, affordable, accessible, responsive and resilient, and that shift the focus from nurses being invisible to invaluable.


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