World Health Day 2020 dedicated to nurses and midwives
PESHAWAR: The World Health Day 2020 is being commemorated Tuesday to mark 72nd anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The day was dedicated to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives.
"It is also an opportunity to remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy," said Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi, a senior healthcare researcher and epidemiologist.
Talking to APP on Monday, he said it was in 1870 when Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, had predicted that it would take 150 years before the world would achieve the kind of nursing she envisioned.
"Florence Nightingale could not have been more correct in her analysis concerning 2020 when coronavirus COVID-19 has affected over 1,000,000 persons directly and caused over 50,000 deaths in over 200 countries and territories around the world," said the seasoned epidemiologist. - APP