International Day of the Nurse is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale and highlight the importance of nurses in healthcare.
Celebrated around the world every May 12, the day commemorates the significance of nurses in the healthcare continuum.
World Health Organisation theme for this year is ”Nursing the World to Health”.
The WHO stated: "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.