One Family Health, Rwanda: Entrepreneur nurses provide rural communities with essential medicines and services

About the Nursing Now initiative: In collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now aims to raise the status and profile of nursing. Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization.

Nursing Now is run by a Campaign Board made up of nurses and non-nurses from 16 different countries. The campaign is a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing. Nurses are at the heart of most health teams, playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. As the health professionals who are closest to the community they have a particular role in developing new models of community based care and support local efforts to promote health and prevent disease.