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  • 18 July, 2019
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  • The International Council of Nurses (ICN) stands in solidarity with the nurses, other health workers and population of the Democratic Republic of Congo against the outbreak of Ebola which has been declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO, the disease has taken the lives of 1,650 people in the DRC. ICN’s President, Annette Kennedy, said “Nurses are at the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak , putting their lives at risk to care for others. ICN supports WHO’s call for international funding to stop this outbreak and protect the health workers, families and communities caring for those who are suffering.“

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It is our aim to raise awareness: firstly amongst the nursing profession of what the SDGs are and why they matter; and, secondly, amongst the population, governments and other decision-makers, of the contributions nurses are already making to achieve the SDGs.

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SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They contain 17 goals covering a broad range of sustainable development issues for the world, such as ending poverty, hunger, improving health and education, combating climate change...

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Case Studies

We have selected amazing case studies that show the work that nurses around the world are doing to improve access to health care, to educate populations, to address poverty, nutrition, clean energy, inequality, sustainability, innovation, justice and every other goal in the SDGs.

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Resources & Evidence

We all know the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” and, while it is a great sentiment, we are constantly being made to feel guilty for not doing our part. Nurses, through the profession they have chosen, make sacrifices day in and day out to help others. We are often held up as angels, role models, kind-hearted, giving, caring people. So how much more can we really do?

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18 July, 2019

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) stands in solidarity with the nurses, other health workers and population of the Democratic Republic of Congo against the outbreak of Ebola which has been declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO, the disease has taken the lives of 1,650 people in the DRC. ICN’s President, Annette Kennedy, said “Nurses are at the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak , putting their lives at risk to care for others. ICN supports WHO’s call for international funding to stop this outbreak and protect the health workers, families and communities caring for those who are suffering.“

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4 July, 2019
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3 July, 2019
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1 July, 2019

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