Today, 7th April, is World Health Day. Now more than ever before, our health and healthcare workers are in the spotlight as we continue the fight against the COVID19 pandemic. This year the World Health Organisation is particularly highlighting the incredible work nurses and midwives the world over and doing, keeping the world healthy and ensuring newborn babies and new families get the best start in life.
In 2020, this annual World Health Day takes on more significance, with many healthcare workers diverted from their regular jobs and working in unprecedented conditions. As the WHO says, “nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.”
Good health and access to healthcare should not be a privilege. Everyone deserves good health and wellbeing, and we applaud the work of healthcare workers worldwide.
To see our message on COVID19, please visit https://tackleafrica.org/covid19-update/