Global News —
highlighting relevant stories from around the world
Stories about nurses & related health issues are most often under-reported in traditional media. With NIGH’s mandate to increase public awareness about these concerns, this website seeks to improve our global understanding of the dynamics that decrease or improve the health of people worldwide.
Shown here on the left, Evelyn Shober, a Family Nurse Practitioner student from the Samuel Merritt College at the Sacramento Regional Nursing Center in Sacramento, California. She joined a two-week mission to local hospitals, orphanages and villages in and around Vientiane, the capitol of Laos. Featured during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse, this story is one of our examples of 21st Century Nightingales. Read more >>
In London — More about Maternal & Child Death in India & Globally
“Every year — India continues to endure ¼ of all global deaths in pregnancy
and approximately 2 million deaths of children under the age of five.”
Population Foundation of India
Visitors at the Mapparium in the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the site to launch Dr. Jean Watson's Million Nurse Project—during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse—to radiate heart-centered Love, Caring and Compassion through individual and collective global meditations. Photo Courtesy of the Mary Baker Eddy Library.