With more than four million reported cases worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic has brought the work done by nurses into the spotlight.
To mark International Nurses Day, the BBC spoke to nurses working on four different continents, to learn about the challenges they face in the battle against Covid-19.
Nursing day is celebrated on 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
‘Mum told me she feels grateful to have a son like me’
“At first my family weren’t comfortable with me joining the fight against Covid-19. But when they saw the pictures of my protective gear they understood that I am protected enough,” says Mzwakhe Mohlaloganye.
Mzwakhe, a 37-year-old father-of-two, has been a nurse for five years and has been part of the mobile Covid-19