Florence Nightingale is a world-renowned physician, pioneer, and inspirational leader for a very successful nursing profession. She got titled “Lady with the Lamp”. Born into a British family in Florence, Italy, May 12, 1820, Florence Nightingale’s birthday became a nurse’s day. We celebrate her triumph over the world inspiring the profession of a nurse. Today we celebrate International Nurses Day.
This year’s International Nurses Day is special because it marks the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted that nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics, stating that the COVID-19 is a reminder of the important role nurses play.
WHO stressed that without nurses and other health workers, the battle against outbreaks will not be won and the world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or universal health coverage.