JOHANNESBURG, May 13 — Nurses around the world celebrated the anniversary of the birth of founder of modern day nursing, Florence Nightingale, on Monday.
Nightingale acted to help British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War with Russia, which took place in Ukraine in the 1850s.
The Limpopo Province spokesperson of the Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa, Nkwena Manamela, said that nurses from state hospitals and the private sector joined in the main celebrations this year.
He said celebrations focused on Nightingale. “We treat it as though it’s a birthday for the pioneer of nursing, Florence Nightingale, but we view it as very important as birthday for the world,” he said.