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. It’s time to give nurses more recognition, investment and influence. At Unity in Health, we feel both privileged and excited to offer our full support to the Nursing Now campaign – a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. Nursing Now is based on the findings of the Triple Impact report. The report concluded that as well as improving health globally, empowering nurses would contribute to improved gender equality – as the vast majority of nurses are still women – and build stronger economies. For more information visit Nursing Now’s official web page www.nursingnow.org, and offer your support to this extraordinary global campaign.