Nursing Now launched their 2020 campaign on 27 February with events taking place all over the world and where nurses and leaders in healthcare joined in unison. PhD student Yakubu Salifu, final year nursing student Anjali Rai, Professor Carol Hall and Dr Nichola Ashby from the School of Health Sciences, were selected to attend. The campaign aims to celebrate the hard work that nurses carry out and to give them the recognition they deserve.
Guests at the launch which took place at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, included the patron of Nursing Now HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, the Chief Nursing Officer of the World Health Organisation (WHO), President of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Minister of State for the Commonwealth Office, amongst other dignitaries. Live feeds were also streamed from the other global events happening simultaneously, where the Director of WHO and HRH of the Kingdom of Jordan Princess Muna al-Hussein addressed the audience. Also in attendance were interns from the University of Maribor and Trinity College Dublin representing the European Junior Leadership Academy for student Nurses and Midwives, an Erasmus plus funded project led by School of Health Sciences staff Professor Carol Hall, Stacy Johnson and Dr Ada Hui.
Anjali was selected to participate in a closed roundtable discussion with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. She was one of just six nurses and student nurses from around the world to be included in this discussion chaired by Professor Dame Donna Kinnair.
The Duchess delivered a speech and said: "I would like to congratulate and thank all nurses everywhere on what you achieve on a daily basis. The difference you make should not go unrecognised." PhD student Yakubu Salifu said: "The conference also afforded the opportunity to exchange contacts with others whom I will later seek to deepen the ties; for my professional and academic development. It was indeed a memorable occasion.”
For more information on the launch, visit the Nursing Now website or pledge your support.
Posted on Wednesday 7th March 2018