Every two years, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)designates a certain number of nurses to receive the Florence Nightingale Medal. The object of this Medal is to honour nurses and voluntary aides who have distinguished themselves in time of peace or war by:
- exceptional courage and devotion to the victims of armed conflict or natural disaster,
- exemplary services or a creative and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education.
It is our pleasure to provide the names of 2011 recipients of the 43rd Award of the Florence Nightingale Medal.
On behalf of the international nursing community, we congratulate the nurses distinguished by this award.