International Nurses Day, 12 may 2011
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day Kit. The International Nurses Day kit 2011, contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
The International Nurses Day theme for 2011 is Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity. Mainly planned around May 12 each year. We encourage nurses everywhere to make extended use of the Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity kit throughout the year, through individual action and group activities.
" Closing the Gap: Increasing Access " is a gargantuan task among nurses all over the world. The nurses of course can make a difference but only if their tasks are approached with the help of the various sectors of society.
"Equity"definition pertains to fairness and impartially. An equity approach in addressing the issue of equitability will be used. The equity approach implies that those who have less will be given more. The equity concern will focus the nurses’ health services on the poorest of the poor who has not had any access to better health care.