Moving mountains: Leveraging nursing and Midwifery Policy Leadership in Central Asia and beyond to improve health outcomes

Day 2 – Current Challenge 4

Day 2 Environment – CC 4

May 28, 2024

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Event description

Nurses and midwives are often the first point of contact; in Central Asia they account for 70% of health workers and for 90% of the contacts with patients. They are crucial in improving access to quality health care, especially in rural, hard-to-reach and underserved areas.

The objective of this session is to showcase the work of Government Chief Nurses from 4 Central Asian Countries Countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) in introducing a broad set of reforms to strengthen the capacity of nurses and midwives to achieve Universal Health Coverage in their respective countries, hence contributing to the WHO Global Strategic Direction for Nursing and Midwifery for 2021-2025 which focus on education, jobs, leadership and service delivery.


Speakers will be announced soon

Margrieta Langins

Denmark, Moderator
World Health Organization Europe

Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu

Switzerland, Speaker
World Health Organization

Altynai Mambetova

Kyrgyzstan, Speaker MERproject

Roswitha Koch

Switzerland, Speaker European Forum for National Nursing and Midwifery Associations

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