With the dawn of colonialism, nursing and midwifery were formally established and, in many colonies, recognised as the first modern clinical profession on the African continent.
Nurses have always been at the forefront during war, epidemics and other times of disaster.
Florence Nightingale, who would have turned 200 today, might be remembered for her work during the Crimean War. But that’s ignoring the 54 years afterwards she spent writing, analysing and agitating.
On the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, we take a look at how her monumental efforts helped shape the way we model health care and disease outbreak data today.
The Lady with the Lamp also did some of her most important work from home.