ICN, WHO and Nursing Now sign agreement

5 October 2018
official signing of the Nursing Now MoU

Nigel Crisp

On 4 October 2018 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Council of Nurses, the World Health Organization and the Nursing Now campaign signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support and advance nursing, further reinforcing Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus' --WHO Director General --commitment to strenghten the profession.


"Without nurses and midwives on the frontlines, universal health coverage cannot happen", said Dr Tedros, WHO DG. "A major part of primary health care is nurses. They are the ones you need to work with."

The technical panel session and official signing proceedings were broadcast live from WHO HQ and can be re-watched here.



Lord Nigel Crisp, Co Chair of the Nursing Now campaign, discusses the significance of this agreement.