#TurksandCaicosIslands – May 13, 2020 – In recognition of International Nurses Day 2020, I join with persons around the world in expressing thanks and appreciation to nurses around the globe for your selfless dedication and commitment to assisting in the care of others.
In October 2019 the International Council of Nurses which leads the celebrations for International Nurses Day, announced that the theme for 2020 would be: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health.”
It was emphasized that the celebrations in 2020 would be extra special because the World Health Organization (WHO) had designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife because it marked the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing’s, birth.
Celebrations in 2020 had to be cancelled because of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, but 2020 will forever be recorded as the Year of the Nurse, as nurses in the face of this pandemic have truly demonstrated the importance of their roles and have indeed led in nursing the world to health.
Nursing is a noble, invaluable profession which deserves to be recognized, celebrated and appreciated and we thank all nurses around the globe for your work, particularly at this time.
As the Head of the TCI Public Service I would like to specially recognize all nurses here in the Turks and Caicos Islands including our Primary Care, Public Health, Wellness Center and all other nurses.
I appreciate each and every one of you for your invaluable contributions and wish to commend you for the amazing jobs that you continue to do.
Happy Nurses Day 2020!