Rebuilding the Backbone of Global Healthcare 

Ascom's program to celebrate and support nurses during the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and beyond

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 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 organization dedicated to supporting frontline clinical workers.


Check back regularly at this page to keep up to date with fresh content, features and news. 


It takes somebody special to truly understand nurses’ needs and demands—which is why you’ll find more than 20 Registered Nurses (RNs) at Ascom. They’re a unique team, using their expertise to solve healthcare communication and workflow challenges worldwide.

With backgrounds in areas as diverse as oncology, ER, neonatal ICU and cardiology, Ascom RNs know the daily realities facing frontline clinicians in hospitals, and long-term and psychiatric care facilities. They know what works. What doesn’t. And how technology is best deployed in healthcare environments. 

Over the next few months, each Ascom RN will share their stories and insights in a series of interviews which you can read later here.

Helping thousands of nurses every day