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Kate Middleton Knows the True Value of Nurses

Nursing Now is a way to promote positivity for nurses in the UK.

Kate is determined to help the Nursing Now campaign impact the nursing profession in the UK positively.

She says about the Nursing Now campaign, “This campaign means a lot to me personally. My great-grandmother and grandmother were both volunteer nurses,” she said in her speech. “They would have learned first-hand from working with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and the Red Cross about the care and compassion that sometimes only nurses can provide.”

Kate goes on to say, “I would like to congratulate and thank all nurses everywhere on what you achieve on a daily basis. The difference you make should not go unrecognized.  I would also like to acknowledge the International Council of Nurses, the World Health Organization and the Burdett Trust for Nursing, who are playing key roles in ensuring the future of the profession.”

Kate Middleton visited the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to understand and learn about the college’s global health programs aimed at reducing newborn and maternal mortality around the world, and especially in third-world countries.

Kate saw firsthand the college’s workshops and training that urges doctors to develop safe surgical techniques and essential skills in obstetrics and gynecology.

During the same tour, the Duchess attended a roundtable whose goal is to eradicate the stigma of women with mental health issues. The roundtable also discussed ways to prevent mental health problems among women.

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