Nursing Now Pakistan was launched on 8 January 2018 at a ceremony hosted by the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, during the first Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery summit. The President was joined by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, and Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamir Mehmood Kiani.

In July 2018, Pakistan’s Government announced the intention to establish a National Nursing Forum which will link to the Nursing Now global campaign. The Forum will be housed in the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination.

The creation of the Forum was supported by Dr Assad Hafeez, Pakistan’s Federal Director-General of Health and Nursing Now Global Campaign Board Member. For more information on Nursing Now Pakistan, contact Dr. Sabeen Afzal: [email protected]

Local Groups

  • Khyber Medical University – Contact Dildar Muhammad, Director of the Institute of Nursing Sciences: [email protected] 
  • Shifa College of Nursing – Contact Gideon Victor, Sr. Lecturer: [email protected]
  • UK All Pakistan Nurses Association, supporting the strengthening of nursing in Pakistan, with particular interest and experience of the development of men in nursing – Contact Mr Wasim Khan, Founder President of UK All Pakistan Nurses Association: [email protected].
  • Medical Teaching Institution Hayat Abad Medical Complex – Contact Awal Khan, Nursing Superintendent: [email protected].
  • Khyber Medical University – Contact Dildar Muhammad, Director of the Institute of Nursing Sciences: [email protected]
  • Young Nurses Association Balochistan – Contact Humair Alam, Nurse: [email protected]
  • Prime Institute of Health Sciences – Contact Muhammad Saifullah Hussaini, Director: [email protected]
  • Shifa, College of Nursing, Islamabad, Pakistan – Contact Raisa Gul, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery:  [email protected]
  • Prime Institute of Health Science Islamabad – Contact Abdul Wajid, CEO: [email protected]
  • Health Aid college of nursing Islamabad – Contact Ikram Uddin, Director: [email protected]
  • Aga Khan University School of Nursing – Contact Aziza Shaheen, Student: [email protected]

The Pakistan Young Nurses Federation KPK has launched the Nightingale Challenge. See below for photos of the event.