International Nurses Day is observed around the world on May 12 of each year.
The day aims to recognize the contributions nurses make to society. It coincides with the birth of Florence Nightingale.
Fondly known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp,’ and considered the founder of modern nursing. Even today she stands as an example of the importance of the profession.
On this special day, many countries across the two spheres celebrate the hard work and contributions of nurses by discovering some of their daily challenges and what can be done to help them.
This year's theme is “A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health, focusing on the need to protect, support, and invest in the nursing profession to strengthen health systems around the world.