Human resources for health

Nursing & midwifery databanks

WHO Regional country nursing and midwifery databanks provide a "snapshot" view of nursing/midwifery in each country. The data banks include:

  • Historical events in nursing/midwifery
  • Regulations and laws
  • Nursing and midwifery education
  • Resources available
  • Main nursing/midwifery issues/priorities
  • Important policies or strategies needed

The databanks highlight nursing and midwifery in Member States and serve as useful information and advocacy resources.