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Margrieta (Maggie) Langins is the new nursing and midwifery policy advisor to the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen Denmark.

Maggie is a Latvian born, Canadian trained nurse. She has a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and her nursing degree from the University of Toronto. She has completed a Masters of Public Health from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sante Publique in Paris. Over the course of her nursing career Maggie has worked in various settings in Canada – working in rural health, delivering services to people experiencing homelessness and working for several years as a paediatric nurse. She is a former fellow at the International Foundation for Integrated Care in Oxford and has more than 15 years of international experience. Her work at the WHO Regional Office for Europe has involved working at the crossroads between health and care workforce issues, long-term care service models, and primary health care.

During her career, Maggie has worked in more than 20 countries across the WHO European Region. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic she has been involved in rolling out guidance and support to countries to improve mental health and psychosocial support for the health and care workforce, strengthening long-term care services and maintaining essential health services during the pandemic.