Nursing the world to health

2020-05-12 23:51:35 source: Xinhua News

  Newly recruited nurses take an oath during a capping ceremony at Peking University People's Hospital in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

The International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on May 12, which also marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who is revered as the founder of modern nursing. The theme this year chosen by the International Council of Nurses is "A voice to lead -- Nursing the World to Health", which rings rightly with the current pandemic situation the world is confronted with.

  A nurse puts on protective equipment before entering the COVID-19 department at Santo Spirito Hospital in Rome, Italy, April 12, 2020. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

  Nurse Zhou Li puts on a protective suit before entering the ICU at the Xianghu Branch of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Feb. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

  A nurse prepares to treat a COVID-19 patient at Evaggelismos General Hospital in Athens, Greece, on April 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

  Stephane Hondekyn, a 48-year-old nurse of the urology department of a hospital, poses for a photo in Lille, north France, May 7, 2020. (Photo by Sebastien Courdji/Xinhua)

  A nurse smiles at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, April 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

  Nurse Valerie Malieudje poses for a photo at her hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon, April 23, 2020.(Photo by Jean Pierre Kepseu/Xinhua)

  Samantha Giambalvo, a traveling nurse from Alabama who has been working in New York since April 6, stands for a portrait in front of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, the United States, May 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

  Nurses transfer a patient to an ambulance in Istanbul, Turkey, May 8, 2020. (Photo by Yasin Akgul/Xinhua)

  Male nurse Yi Junfeng (L) gives a supportive thumb-up to a quarantined patient at a fever clinic of Hunan People's Hospital in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

  Male nurse Yi Junfeng (L), who volunteered to join the battle against the epidemic, collects swab sample from a patient at a fever clinic of Hunan People's Hospital in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

  Zhang Xiaoyan (L) and Wang Simei, nurses from local medical institutions, feed a 2-month-old child whose adult family members were all unfortunately infected with the novel coronavirus at an isolation area in Yingjiang District of Anqing City, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Tang Yang)

  Nurse Min Yuting, once a member of the assistance team supporting Hubei Province amid the COVID-19 outbreak, prepares for surgery at the Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

  A nurse stands on a testing vehicle in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 21, 2020. (Photo by Shiraaz Mohamed/Xinhua)

  Nurse Liu Xiaoning checks the body temperature of a driver at a checkpoint in Suifenhe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, May 1, 2020. (Photo by Zhang Tao/Xinhua)

  Nurse Patricia Bisbal is pictured at an ICU ward of the Affiliated Hospital to Chile University in Santiago, Chile, April 2, 2020. (Xinhua)

  A COVID-19 patient shakes hands with a nurse as he is moved out of an ICU ward of a hospital in Barcelona, Spain, on May 7, 2020.(Photo by Francisco Avia/Xinhua)

  Marks caused by the mask are seen on the face of a nurse at the Fuzhou Pulmonary Hospital in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Wang Yi/Xinhua)

  Yuan Weifang (Front), an experienced ICU nurse from Shanghai Seventh People's Hospital to support Hubei Province amid the COVID-19 outbreak, takes a rest on the shuttle bus back to a hotel in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

  Two medical staff members from northwest China's Qinghai Province take a rest before leaving the Wuchang temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

  Luo Yueying (L), a nurse of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, says goodbye to her daughter Wang Yike and husband Wang Zhiling before leaving for Xiaogan City of Hubei Province from Jiangbei International Airport in southwest China's Chongqing Jan. 26, 2020.(Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

  Fang Ji, 34, a nurse who works in the ICU of the Second People's Hospital of Hefei and stays 24 hours a day in the hospital taking care of patients in shifts, shows a monitoring screen imaging her two sons at home after a night shift in the hospital in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

  A nurse claps outside Royal Berkshire Hospital during the weekly "Clap for Our Carers" in Reading, Britain on April 23, 2020. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

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