The individual voices of nurses—from the grassroots of the world, from villages & cities—expressing concern for the health of ‘We the peoples of the United Nations…” need to be heard distinctly in New York City, Geneva & the capitals of every nation. The mobilization of public opinion—raising awareness of neglect & suffering—is the NIGH mandate from the Nightingale Declaration for a Healthy World.
Shown above the first two meetings of NIGH Directors & advisors in New York at United Nations Headquarters & in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Organization (WHO), a United Nations Agency. LOWER LEFT: In 2008 in NYC, from left: Dr. Yinong Chong, NIGH’s Dr. Deva-Marie Beck, Jim Patterson, Alanna Mitchel, NIGH’s Dr. Barbara Dossey, Dr. Karin Morin, then President-Elect, Sigma Theta Tau International, Dr. JoEllen Koerner, NIGH’s Dr. Cynda Rushton, Janet Buck, Dr. Rabia Graney, Kevin Buck & NIGH’s Wayne Kines. UPPER MIDDLE: NIGH Co-Founders meet in Geneva 2007 with then WHO Chief Nursing Scientist, Dr. Jean Yan at WHO Headquarters. From left: Wayne Kines, Dr. Yan & Drs. Dossey & Beck. UPPER LEFT: 2008 photo of WHO Headquarters in Geneva sourced from Wikimedia Commons, photographer: Yann, used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. RIGHT: 2005 photo of UN Headquarters in NYC, sourced from Wikimedia Commons, photographer: Steve Cadman, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Photos of meetings from NIGH Archives.
Visitors at the Mapparium in the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the site to launch Dr. Jean Watson's Million Nurse Project—during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse—to radiate heart-centered Love, Caring and Compassion through individual and collective global meditations. Photo Courtesy of the Mary Baker Eddy Library.