Non communicable diseases (NCDs)

In 2018, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is boldly reiterating its commitment and highlighting the importance of ‘Health as a Human Right.’ We say ‘boldly’ because in these turbulent times, and after 70 years of the sentiment being adopted in the WHO constitution, still about 50% of the world’s population do not have full coverage of essential health services and more than 100 million people are still being pushed into extreme poverty because they have to pay for health care (World Health Organization, 2017).