Duchess of Cambridge to launch nursing campaign


The Duchess of Cambridge is to launch a campaign to promote nursing worldwide.

She is launching the three-year Nursing Now campaign with a hospital visit and talks with nurses from different nations about the value of the work they do.

Nursing Now aims to support nurses to become leaders so they can play a greater role in health policy decision-making, helping countries meet the pressing health challenges of the modern-day world.

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Kate is to visit the Snow Leopard ward at London's St Thomas's Hospital to get a first-hand look of the work the nurses do in caring for children who need help breathing to stay alive. The nurse-led team trains carers and relatives how to use the children's ventilation equipment to prepare them for going home.

The campaign is being run as a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing, in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nursing Now was founded by nurses and other health experts based on the findings of the 2016 Triple Impact report, produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health.

It found that empowering nurses boosts health globally and also helps improve gender equality and build stronger economies.