This year amid the increasing crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak, the world is standing up and joining hands to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and set a reminder for all the world leaders about the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy on this World Health Day. Celebrated every year on April 7, the day is to acknowledge the hard work and contribution of doctors, nurses and other health workers in this field.
During this pandemic outbreak, healthcare professionals are considered to be the soldiers standing at the upfront in this war to battle the disease. The relevance of the World Health Day 2020 cannot be more prominent and important than this year.
Several nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response and are working tirelessly in providing high-quality treatment, tender care, wiping off the fears, collecting data for clinical studies and many more tasks that are incomplete without nurses.
According to a statement released by the official website of WHO, "In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the organization will highlight the current status of nursing all around the world. It will in amalgamation with its partners make a series of recommendations to strengthen nursing and midwifery workforce."
The statement called the initiative an important step to achieve national and global targets related to health coverage, child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response which are a must after seeing the current situation globally. This day is aimed to stand in support of the nurses and midwifery workforces so that they are strong enough to ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the best healthcare they need.
Apart from this, several users flooded the social media with their posts to salute and applauded the hard work of the doctors and the entire medical team in this hour of crisis. The users shared stories, pictures and even made placards for the nurses, doctors who are sacrificing their life just to treat patients.
In this time of the pandemic, we express our deepest gratitude for the #heroic efforts of all the #doctors, #nurses & #healthcare #professionals for working tirelessly for our well-being.This #WorldHealthDay we are doing our bit by working remotely & are available to assist you. pic.twitter.com/3Z1HAiKA38— Light India (@Light_IND) April 7, 2020
Even in the face of COVID-19, they are out at work so that we can be at home in good health ... Our heroes— Inlaks Nigeria (@Inlaks) April 7, 2020
Happy World Health Day. #Inlaks #WorldHealthDay #OwnTomorrow #covid19 #coronavirus #RaiseTheBar pic.twitter.com/NfyhxtB1A9
Today is #WorldHealthDay— Adi (@ThePunisher__15) April 7, 2020
W- Wash hands with soap & water often.
U- Use facemask if you care for sick people.
H- Hand sanitisers if no soap & water
A- Avoid overcrowded places
N- Never touch your face/nose/mouth unnecessarily. And don’t allow others too.
RT pls. pic.twitter.com/42qTst9Erf