The dilemma: International recruitment of nurses and midwives amid a global workforce shortage

Historic chronic underinvestment of nursing and midwifery, compounded by a global pandemic, has left a perilous shortage of the world’s largest health workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the already fragile state of the global nursing workforce, with the estimated global shortage of nurses and midwives at 30.6 million. “Essentially the demand for nurses has […]

The call for morally just global action

The COVID-19 pandemic together with other global pressures that have been placed on the world’s healthcare systems have converged to highlight the prediction –and now reality– of a catastrophic shortage of nurses. As the world grapples with how to remedy the erosion of the nursing workforce and build its sustainable future, leaders have been giving […]

ANMF fosters global partnerships

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has long recognised the importance of developing an international network of affiliations to advance the interests of the professions and safeguard the health of communities worldwide. Current international affiliations include the International Council of Nurses (ICN), Global Nurses United (GNU), the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), the […]