It's not often that such wide-ranging and global a body as the World Health Organization (WHO) deems it appropriate to give a whole year over to two health professions. However, in 2020 it has decided to do just that, deeming this the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. There are good reasons for this. In 2016, the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health (APPGGH) launched a report on the Triple Impact of nursing and midwifery on global health and development. The conclusions of that report were clear - if we want to see significant progress towards universal access to healthcare, we need to invest in nurses and midwives. Furthermore, we improve community health, economic development and the empowerment of women and girls in so doing. This is the triple impact of nursing.