Nursing and midwifery

Nurses and midwives comprise the majority of health care professionals in Europe and thus play a key role in the successful delivery of health services. In line with the growing international health workforce crisis, the WHO European Region currently faces serious shortages of well-qualified nurses and midwives.

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Community nurses in Romania – the eyes, ears and voice of people in need

Primary health care is about helping people to live the healthiest lives possible and, when they need health care, providing the right care, at the right time, in their communities. It is not only fundamental in making universal health coverage a reality, but is also at the core of any well-functioning health system.

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Lauren Marie Grech, midwifery student, Malta

Through her experience training to be a midwife, Lauren describes how societal developments and technology are changing this health profession.