The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, has joined forces with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to launch ‘Nursing Now Qatar’. The Qatar chapter of Nursing Now, a global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization (WHO), is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf region.

Nursing Now Qatar was announced on the final day of the Middle East Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, held in Doha from 23-25 March. The campaign aims to improve healthcare globally by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide; influencing policy-makers; and supporting nurses to lead, learn, and build a global movement.

Qatar’s Nursing Now group has received the support and endorsement of Qatar’s Minister of Public Health, Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari. Speaking of the important role played by nurses both in Qatar and around the world, Dr. Al Kuwari, said: “I am proud of our nurses who bring a unique and valuable set of competences and experience that are relevant to the diverse population groups we care for in Qatar. This global campaign plays a vital role in our efforts to profile the professionalism of nurses and midwives in our health sector; and will help to promote this important profession among Qatari nursing professionals.”