The WHO has designated 2020 The international Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. It’s a timely reminder in light of the heroic efforts being made by nurses and other healthcare workers in the COVID-19 crisis. We at Ascom wholeheartedly agree with WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebrejesus that nurses “are the backbone of every healthcare system.” But it’s a backbone that needs support and rebuilding. In fact, the world needs an additional nine million nurses if we are to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
That’s why Ascom has launched its ‘Rebuilding the Backbone of Global Healthcare’ program. It’s a celebration of the world’s family of nurses, and a program of initiatives to support nurses throughout 2020 and beyond.
During the coming months, you will hear about new Ascom products and solutions that can help bridge the nurse shortage. And how they help healthcare facilities achieve more with existing resources. You’ll also learn more about our new Ascom Clinical Solutions Team—a completely new global organisation dedicated to supporting frontline clinical workers.