2020 - Nurses: A voice to lead - Nursing the World to Health
Ms Summer May 12th,2020
On the occasion of the International Day of the Nurse and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization (WHO) joins hundreds of partners worldwide to highlight the importance of nurses in the healthcare continuum and thank nurses for what they do. The theme for this year is” Nursing the World to Health”.
Historically, as well as today, nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics - providing high quality and respectful treatment and care. They are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital.
Nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers, yet there is an urgent shortage of nurses worldwide with 5.9 million more nurses still needed, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role nurses play. Without nurses and other health workers, we will not win the battle against outbreaks, we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or universal health coverage.
On Monday 11th May, the eve of International Nurses Day, ICN, WHO and Nursing Now are encouraging people to take part in a moment of reflection to honour the memory of nurses and health workers who have tragically died during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We thanks for the nurse all the time, especially the Covid-19 time,they are fighting hard on the front line. Nurse and doctors are high risk work,they are all heroes.Until now we can image,if without nurse and doctors,Wuhan how to overcome the epidemic,around 42,600 medical personnel assisted to Hubei Province. Around 2 months, they done "High cure, 0 medical infection".
Through all nurse and doctors hard work,Wuhan can re-start,we can back to our work,our life back to be normal.
This year, we say thank you to all nursing staff.
Contact Person: Ms. Penny