International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every year on 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. She was born on this day in 1820.

  • The Day is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude to nurses for the work they do.

  • The theme of 2022 - ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.'

  • Significance of the day

  • More than half of all healthcare workers in the world are nurses.

  • Nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and providing high quality and dignified treatment and care.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the vital role of nurses.

  • Without nurses and other healthcare workers, it is not possible to win the battle against epidemics and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

  • About Florence Nightingale

  • Florence Nightingale is considered the father of the modern nursing movement. She is also known as "The Lady with the Lamp".

  • Florence's most important contribution was in the Crimean War (1854). When he served the injured by lighting candles in the deep darkness of the night.

  • He was awarded the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria in the year 1869.

  • He died on August 13, 1910 at the age of 90.

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