International Nurses Day (12 May 2007) Print
ILO - World
Wednesday, 16 May 2007 00:00
In 2006, the World Health Organization identified the global health workforce crisis, including the critical shortage of nurses, as a priority item for action. The reasons for the health care and nursing crisis are varied and complex, but dangerous and unhealthy work environments are key among them. ILO Convention 149 calls on member States to improve existing laws and regulations on occupational safety and health by adapting them to the special nature of nursing work. Read more on www.ilo.org