Introducing Our 'Nightingale Declaration for A Healthy World' with Two Language Videos! Enjoy!
Our cornerstone is the Nightingale Declaration for a Healthy World created — as a shared credo — to engage and empower nurses and concerned citizens — worldwide. Modeled after the ‘Preamble’ to the United Nations founding Charter with the words, “We the peoples of the United Nations...” this Declaration is the foundational premise of all of NIGH’s activities. Now featured in nine languages — including French — with many more to come, including Indigenous versions — the Nightingale Declaration clarifies and commits to our common goals and mutual purposes — to work together to call for, share ideas and build a better — more inclusive — world for everyone.
We are welcoming related stories — about achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to post on our 'Outreach' Section
Inspired video — IN FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE'S OWN WORDS
Premiered in London, UK, at the 2020 Conference of the Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Federation!
To vividly remember the Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth — and appreciate her timeless relevance — we offer this brief film of profound insights, vivid graphics and evocative music. The celebrated images have been gathered from International Photoshare, and related sources, with inspired music from ‘Scheherazade’ whose melodies sing a passionate and courageous voice for human rights, well-being and life itself. For detailed image and music credits, click here.
NEW WEBINAR BY DR. DEVA-MARIE BECK & DR. BARBARA DOSSEY!
NIGH's Co-Directors Dr. Deva-Marie Beck and Dr. Barbara Dossey hosted this informative webinar discussing Florence Nightingale and NIGH's commitment to her legacy. Listen to the webinar for more information regarding Florence Nightingale's relevance to the 21st century and why it was so important celebrate the 2020 Year of the Nurse & the Midwife during Nightingale's 200th Bicentenary.
Keenly relevant to our times — yet we have yet to share what we know....
More than ever before, we are all impacted by the health of everyone else around the world. Yet, most critical global health issues are under-reported, under-valued and poorly understood. Although nurses and many others have important knowledge, experience and wisdom, we have yet to effectively share what we know with the general public — with the global community.
Nurses and midwives are the world’s largest healthcare workforce — 80% of healthcare delivery globally. The International Council of Nurses — a federation of national nursing associations from 132 out of 193 UN Member States — counts the numbers of nurses as at least 27 million strong. Nurses are consistently named the most trusted of professionals. What better voices to collectively call for what needs to happen for the sake of health at local, regional and global levels?
We can focus our collective callings — for the sake of 21st century health care and for related social, ecological and human rights issues. While we continue the practices we have already established — we can also be innovative and create new practice arenas. We can model our global advocacy — the fulfillment and satisfaction of being nurses — of bringing health and healing to our world.
Nightingale passed this vision on to us — to remember who we are, what we can do, who we care for and why — and then, to share her vision, as she did, with our world.
If you would like to explore how you can collaborate with us to build NIGH in your region, you are always welcome to contact us.
Image Credits: Nurse from Wikimedia Commons / Nightingale's face from NIGH's archives