We couldn't do it without "U"

There are more than 20 million nurses across the world.

Without "U" nurses and midwives, we'd never reach universal health coverage.

Want to take action?

Read more about the impact nurses have, then become an advocate on social media, or join our photo contest.

Beginning January 1st

Together with NursingNow and ICN, we're launching a global photo contest to show #NursingInFocus. Share your photo for a chance to win prizes totaling more than $2,500.

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Nurses Shape the Future

Nurses, Doctors, Counselors—Everyone’s a Part of the Team in Guatemala

In the Western Highlands of Guatemala, nurses, doctors, counselors and community health workers form the backbone of a primary health care workforce bringing high-quality services to families in remote, hard-to-reach communities—improving care from before conception, to the day of birth, to a child’s fifth birthday and beyond.

Nurses, the key to our "Triple Billion" goals

more people benefiting from UHC
more people better protected from health emergenices
more people enjoying better health and well-being

#NursingInFocus - Share your photo for a chance to win Big

We’re celebrating the Year of the Nurse, and want to hear from YOU! Show us the breadth and importance of nurses today by entering the #NursingInFocus Photo Contest. Put a moment of your life in focus—whether you’re a nurse, work with nurses, receive care from a nurse, or just know a nurse—we want to see photos that document all that nurses do!

Experience and technical skills as a photographer are not the sole criteria for winning. Photos submitted should convey the opportunities, challenges, highs and lows of nursing today. We want to see nurses everywhere, leading, innovating, caring and so much more.

Get to know Jhpiego

Saving lives. Improving Health. Transforming futures.

As a nurse-led organization working with and alongside thousands of nurses worldwide, Jhpiego recognizes the vital contributions of nurses to improving the health of communities and countries everywhere. Together with partners, supporters, peers and advocates, we are walking the path to health for all.

  • Led by a nurse
  • Employs 500+ nurses worldwide
  • Connected to nursing associations in more than half of our countries
Almost 1 in every 5 Jhpiego employees are nurses or midwives.
Likewise, they comprise 19% of Jhpiego's published academic authors.
Half of them have enrolled in or completed a higher degree program.
And the vast majority of them have a current clinical license.
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I am a nurse first. A nurse foremost. And though I have embraced new titles, like businesswoman, advocate, and entrepreneur, my passion for nursing is as strong today as it was when I began my nursing career. In this year of the nurse and the midwife, we need to showcase energetic, broadly-educated nurse leaders who can identify and analyze problems, develop solutions and ACT! Empowered nurses who demand a seat at the table in decision-making and who can deliver high quality, patient-centered health care to all in need.

Leslie Mancuso

President and CEO, Jhpiego

Want to know more about Jhpiego? Visit our website!

Our Friends at JHU Want to share nursing's Next big Idea

Like Florence Nightingale in the 1800s, the future is calling us to light the way in health care. Our goal: Change the narrative on nursing. Erase misperceptions about what and who we truly are, expand the understanding of the breadth of our growing profession, eliminate notions that come between us and excellent health care.