To prepare for the Nightingale 2020 Bicentenary
The 'Nightingale Declaration for A Healthy World'
Now available in French & soon in all six official UN languages plus many more.
This 'Nightingale Declaration’ is modeled after the Preamble to the founding Charter of the United Nations (1945) with the words, “We the peoples of the United Nations...”
It also reflects the deep and wide legacy of Florence Nightingale, the famous nurse who worked to achieve the health of all peoples and for the health of the world.
She said, “Health is not only to be well, but to use well every power we have!” We believe she would have been pleased to sign this Declaration!
Now, the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) —adopted by all UN Member States in 2015— reflects many of the same issues Nightingale worked on—toward the health of all peoples—during her lifetime.
Hence, we can use this 'Nightingale Declaration for a Healthy World' also as a commitment to advocate for achieving these inter-connected and keenly relevant Global Goals, during our time!
This Declaration is at the foundation of all activities of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health. It clarifies and commits to our shared goals and shared purposes—to work together to build a better world for everyone.
We welcome you to join us in this commitment!
Image Credit: Nurses, Student Nurses and Nursing Educators from many cultures light their candles to remember the health of mothers and infants at NIGH's launch of the 'Daring, Sharing & Sharing to Save Mothers' Lives' public awareness campaign in New York City. From NIGH's archives; Photographer: Jen Heck. Florence Nightingale Signature from Wikimedia, in the public domain.