51st International Conference on Advanced Nursing Research
Kuwait Nursing Institute, Kuwait
Title: Nursing in Kuwait between the reality and ambition
Biography: Fahaid Saoud Al- Motairi
Nurses play an important role in the disease prevention, the health promotion, and delivering primary and community care. They will be a key to the achievement of universal health coverage. Based on WHO reports there is a global shortage in the health workers especially the nurses and midwives, who represent more than 50% of the current shortage in health workers. The shortage in the nursing field has an effective role not only on quality of care but also on population health outcomes. WHO estimates that the world will need an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by the year 2030.