Li Hong (File photo: Weibo)
Registered nurse Li Hong from Fujian province has become the only Chinese recipient of this year's Florence Nightingale Medal.
Li Hong is among 29 nurses from different countries who have received this year's award, reports Chinanews.com.
On top of being a registered nurse, Li Hong is also the vice-President of the Fujian Provincial Hospital, as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Nursing. She has received special training in disaster relief, public health and nursing education.
Twenty-nine nurses from 19 countries have been awarded this year's Florence Nightingale Medal, which recognizes exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disasters. It also recognizes exemplary service or a pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education.
The recipients are nominated by their respective National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies. The winners are selected by a commission made up of members of the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Council of Nurses.