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Strategic Directions for Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Services – 2011-2015

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Publication details

Number of pages: 31
Publication date: January 2011
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HRH/HPN/10.1

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This document presents the newly updated strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery services (SDNM) for the period 2011–2015.

Complementing and building on the 2002–2008 SDNM, it seeks to provide policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders at every level with a flexible framework for broad-based, collaborative action to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to contribute to:

  • universal coverage
  • people-centred health care
  • policies affecting their practice and working conditions, and the
  • scaling up of national health systems to meet global goals and targets.