Azerbaijani Martyr Arasta Bakhishova awarded Florence Nightingale Medal 

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Twenty-five outstanding nurses from 18 countries have been awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, which recognizes exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disaster. It also recognizes exemplary service or a pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education.


Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, nurses have been more than ever working on the front lines, often in difficult conditions. Some have been victims of stigma, born out of the fear of infection; others have fallen victim to the disease itself. On the occasion of the International Nurses Day, the Commission for the Florence Nightingale Medal wishes to pay special homage to the exceptional devotion of these nurses. 

The recipients were nominated by their respective National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society and selected by a commission comprised of the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Council of Nurses.

As we noted, the only female martyr from Azerbaijan, sergeant and military paramedic of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces Arasta Bakhishova was posthumously awarded. She was registered nurse,  and actively cooperated with the International Committee of the Red Cross in the event of military conflict and natural disasters noted.

Arasta Bakhishova was born on May 4, 1989 in Khachmaz city of Azerbaijan. In 2018-2019, she worked as a medical statistician at the General Military Hospital of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. From July 12, 2019, she served as an operator in a military unit in Beylagan district of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

A paramedic of the Azerbaijani Army Arasta Bakhishova, provided medical assistance to wounded soldiers in the battles for the liberation of Fuzuli, Zangilan and Gubadli during the Patriotic War launched on September 27, 2020 to liberate the Armenian-occupied territories and restore Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. Arasta Bakhishova was martyred during the battles for Gubadli on October 23 and was buried in the Alley of Martyrs in the settlement of Bilajari.

According to the order of President Ilham Aliyev, Aresta Bakhishova was posthumously awarded the medal "For the Motherland" for participating in combat operations to ensure the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and honorably fulfilling her duties to the military unit.



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Azerbaijani Martyr Arasta Bakhishova awarded Florence Nightingale Medal 

2021/05/1620896745.jpg
Read: 1296     14:04     13 May 2021    

Twenty-five outstanding nurses from 18 countries have been awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, which recognizes exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disaster. It also recognizes exemplary service or a pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education.


Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, nurses have been more than ever working on the front lines, often in difficult conditions. Some have been victims of stigma, born out of the fear of infection; others have fallen victim to the disease itself. On the occasion of the International Nurses Day, the Commission for the Florence Nightingale Medal wishes to pay special homage to the exceptional devotion of these nurses. 

The recipients were nominated by their respective National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society and selected by a commission comprised of the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Council of Nurses.

As we noted, the only female martyr from Azerbaijan, sergeant and military paramedic of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces Arasta Bakhishova was posthumously awarded. She was registered nurse,  and actively cooperated with the International Committee of the Red Cross in the event of military conflict and natural disasters noted.

Arasta Bakhishova was born on May 4, 1989 in Khachmaz city of Azerbaijan. In 2018-2019, she worked as a medical statistician at the General Military Hospital of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. From July 12, 2019, she served as an operator in a military unit in Beylagan district of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

A paramedic of the Azerbaijani Army Arasta Bakhishova, provided medical assistance to wounded soldiers in the battles for the liberation of Fuzuli, Zangilan and Gubadli during the Patriotic War launched on September 27, 2020 to liberate the Armenian-occupied territories and restore Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. Arasta Bakhishova was martyred during the battles for Gubadli on October 23 and was buried in the Alley of Martyrs in the settlement of Bilajari.

According to the order of President Ilham Aliyev, Aresta Bakhishova was posthumously awarded the medal "For the Motherland" for participating in combat operations to ensure the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and honorably fulfilling her duties to the military unit.



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