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Nurses in focus in WHO's World Health Report 2020

April 7 is World Health Day and WHO publishes its annual World Health Report. The Department of Laboratory Medicine has contributed to the report through Ann Gardulf, Registered Nurse and Associate Professor.

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Ann Gardulf, R.N, PhD, Associate Professor Photo: Rolf Gustafson

For the first time in the organization's 72-year history, this year's World Health Report focuses on nurses' skills and efforts to save lives and contribute to human health.

The importance of nurses' competence is not least visible during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Nurses all over the world are making heroic efforts to save peoples lives and alleviate the effects of the pandemic. Many have risked their health and even sacrificed their lives in the fight against the sars-cov-2 virus.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine has contributed to the World Health Report through Ann Gardulf, Registered Nurse and Associate Professor. Ann has participated on WHO invitation as one international researchers as Contributor to Evidence Review.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of the largest educators for nursing students and the report is of great importance to both the students and the teachers within the department.