The theme for 2020 is Support Nurses and Midwives.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for World Health Day. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Pioneering nurses and midwives from the past continue to influence the self-sacrificial nature of nursing today. These four hero stories provide a glimpse into the magnanimity of the occupation.
Edith Cavell was a nurse who saved soldiers on both sides during WWI and helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape Belgium.
Kelly is grateful for the care and compassion of the nurses who helped her sister after her car accident.
This story was written by Maria Smilios, author of the forthcoming book "The Black Angels: The Untold Stories of the Nurses who helped Cure Tuberculosis."
The following films feature remarkable people whose lives are committed to the health and well being of others.
Best known for his Segway Personal Transporter, inventor Dean Kamen is taking on great challenges one invention at a time. SlingShot is the story of Kamen, his water purification technology, and his innovative approach to the safe water crisis.
Dr. James Doty speaks on the power of compassion and importance of the work of CCARE.
This year's World Health Day theme appropriately celebrates nurses. Nurses are the heroes in the face of the COVID-19 healthcare pandemic as they risk their lives and care for patients. Since most citizens are forced to isolate, the role of art becomes more central than ever, as people try to make sense of what is happening. The artwork featured below was created in celebration of the heroic acts of nurses -- a small thank you and a vehicle to connect us back to one another.
Organizer created on 3/25/2016 10:44:26 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 4/8/2020 4:59:38 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel