On World Health Day, new report says the world needs 6 million more nurses

Trainee nurses Christin Schwibbe and Emma Stachelhaus leave the intensive care unit at the Asklepios clinic, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Pasewalk, Germany March 30, 2020. Picture taken March 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse - RC20VF9421MH

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO celebrates nurses – and says the world needs more of them. Image: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Josephine Moulds
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World Health Day 2020 celebrates nurses and midwives working on the frontlines of patient care. Image: World Health Organization
Projected increase of nursing stock around the world.
We need more nurses, finds the World Health Organization's new report. Image: State of the World’s Nursing, 2020
Percentage of female and male nursing personnel.
The nursing profession is predominantly female, says WHO. Image: State of the World’s Nursing, 2020

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