- Top of page
- Strategic action 1: partner with midwives and local community health workers (CHWs)
- Strategic action 2: ensure equity in achieving the UN's MDGs
- Strategic action 3: help close research gaps
- Strategic action 4: be active in policy advocacy
- Conclusion: looking forward
- Author contributions
AMIEVA S. & FERGUSON S. (2011) Moving forward: nurses are key to achieving the United Nations Development Program's Millennium Development Goals. International Nursing Review59, 55–58
Aim: This article highlights the role of nurses in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 (reducing child and maternal mortality) and proposes actions for nurses that stream into the strategic frameworks of the World Health Organization and the United Nations.
Background: The least amount of progress has been made with MDG 5 and failing to achieve MDG 5 jeopardizes the progress of MDG 4.
Conclusion: This article makes the following recommendations to nurses: partner with local healthcare leaders, ensure equitable access to health services, collect health data to close research gaps and take on policy making responsibilities.