In honor of National Nurses Week, which began yesterday and ends on May 12th, in recognition of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, learn more about nurses, midwives and other health workers who are at the front lines of the COVID-19 response and are putting their own lives at risk to keep the broader community healthy. in NAWRB’s infographic. For more information on the impact of the coronavirus on all aspects of the real estate ecosystem, read NAWRB Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, “Quality of Life”! Read the full issue here: https://www.nawrb.com/magazine/.
Nurses & Midwives Facts
- The global nursing workforce is around 28 million, of which more than 19 million are professional nurses.
- The Western Pacific Region has around 7 million nurses, who comprise a quarter of the global nursing workforce.
- Ninety-five percent of the nurses in the Western Pacific Region are women.
- Fifty-one percent of nurses in the Western Pacific Region are younger than 35 years of age.
- One out of 3 nurses in the Region is born or trained in a country other than their current country of practice.
- In 2018, there was an estimated 350,000 shortage of nurses in the Region. Eighty-nine percent of this shortage is concentrated in low- and lower middle-income countries.
Read the full issue here: https://www.nawrb.com/magazine/.