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International Nurses Day

12 May

The theme for 2018 is “Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right”

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every year on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. You can find information about Florence Nightingale on Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) and the Girl Child Education Fund.

As the largest health care profession in the world, there is no doubt that nurses are key to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Nurses are often the only health professionals accessible to many people in their lifetime. So nurses are particularly well placed and often the most innovative in reaching underserved and disadvantaged populations.