Happy International Nurses Day!

Year of Health and Care Workers

Artwork: Throughout 2021 we will be using a collage of 12 nurses, midwives and personal care workers and reflects the diversity of health settings, locations and clinical practice areas in which you provide care.

Today we celebrate and acknowledge the crucial role you play in our community and just how amazing you and your colleagues really are.
Special days like Nurses Day and Midwives Day provide us an opportunity to reflect on who we are as a profession.
Throughout our history, ANMF members have achieved many amazing things. You can feel very proud to be part of this incredible legacy.
Our work today not only improves the lives of the current workforce, but also that future generations.
As the largest industrial and professional organisation representing nurses, midwives and carers, we are a powerful voice and we look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.
In that vein, we encourage you to take a moment out of your busy day to learn more about what we are achieving together by watching the below video:

International Year of Health and Care Workers 2021

The year 2021 has been unanimously designated by the World Health Assembly as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCWs) in recognition of the dedication and sacrifice of the millions of health and care workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) estimated in October that at least 1,500 nurses have died since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The real figure is likely to be much higher as the relevant data was only collected from 44 of the world’s 195 countries. It’s believed COVID-19 health worker fatalities worldwide could surpass 20,000.

World Health Assembly member states and non-state actors in unison, spoke to the critical role of health and care workers in ensuring health and prosperity, the WHO said. They emphasised the urgency and imperative to address persistent health worker challenges.

Share your story

Nurses, midwives and care workers are the heart of health and aged care. Let’s celebrate it!

Help us tell the world about the amazing work you do every day.

Simply share a message that shows how nurses, midwives and care workers are the heart of health care on social media by using #ANMF2021. We have a range of resources below to help you get started.


Simply click on the image below to download as a PDF for you to print at home.



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Right click on the images below and select "Save image as..." to download these so you can use as a social media post.


Message cards

We’re encouraging nurses, midwives and care workers to complete the cards and tell us why you love your job in 8 words or less. We want to share these on our website and social media pages to highlight the great job you do every day. Download the 'I love being a" card below relevant to your role. Let’s show everyone why we love being part of the nursing and midwifery professions..


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Add our #ANMF2021 "I'm celebrating nurses, midwives and care workers" Facebook frame
  • Log-in to your Facebook Account
  • From your News Feed, click your name in the top left and hover over your profile picture.
  • Click Update.
  • Choose add a frame. Search for '#ANMF2021'
  • Crop your photo and click Save. If you don't want to crop your photo, click Skip Cropping in the bottom left, then click Save.

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