Category Archive for ‘Stephanie’s Thoughts’

The Urgent Case for Global Vaccine Equity

Developing a vaccine against COVID-19 is the most pressing challenge – and most impressive achievement – of our time. But vaccines alone are not enough. We must ensure that everyone has access to them. Vaccine equity is […]

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The Moment to Act is Now

“Applause without action is no longer acceptable.” – HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan When the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, nobody could have predicted the result. […]

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Time for Some ‘Good Trouble’

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, […]

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Leadership in Times of Crisis – Part Two

“Nurses are being put at increased risk at a time when their communities need them more than ever before. What makes the attacks especially terrifying is that health care personnel are responding to a crisis that is […]

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Leadership in Times of Crisis – Part One

In April 2020, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invited me back to its Voices in Leadership webcast, which focuses on effective leadership to create positive change in public health. It was my second guest […]

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Staying Calm in the Midst of a Storm

I was born in 1962 and witnessed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., at the age of 6. My family and I watched the looting and the riots in Washington, DC, from the relative safety of […]

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The Urgent Need for Investment in Nurses

The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife is shining the spotlight on nursing in ways no one could have predicted. Across the globe, nurses have stepped up to meet the COVID-19 crisis and save lives. Their […]

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From Talk to Commitment: The 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

More than 3,000 people from across the globe came together at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland to address some of the most pressing issues on the international agenda.  Participants spent four days discussing […]

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Strengthening Nursing’s Global Impact in the Americas

I was privileged to contribute my expertise to the report “Strategic Direction for Nursing in the Region of the Americas,” recently published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). PAHO is the international health agency for the […]

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Harnessing the Power of Nursing to Build a Healthier World

As we prepare to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 2020, organizations around the world are using the occasion to put the spotlight on nursing. The campaigns may be different, but the focus is the same: how […]

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