The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.  Nurses have always been integral members of IMANA Medical Relief (IMR) Missions, and we applaud their essential contributions to quality health care. 

We’re joining WHO in shining a light on the vital role of nurses and midwives in providing health care around the world. Every month, we’ll feature one of the many nurses who have shown tireless hard work, empathy, and dedication to serve on our worldwide relief missions. Each has an important lesson to share on the importance of nurses in our health workforce. 

This February, we share the story of Erum Qureshi, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Illinois, USA. Qureshi’s first relief mission with IMR was to The Gambia in January 2020 to provide advance medical assistance to locals in need. Click to read more

In March, we share the story of Ahamed Mohammed, a Registered Practical Nurse, a Clinical Community Supervisor and an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for 911 and Ambulance in Ontario, Canada. Mohammed has been on the frontlines of patient safety since the coronavirus outbreak and leads a team of over 60 persons who provide home care medical services across Toronto. Click to read his story

WHO year of Nurses and Midwives