World Health Day: actions to support those who work in this area

Highlighting the role of healthcare workers in times of coronavirus is more important than ever. Citizens undoubtedly recognize it, and in many countries applause from balconies and windows to those who give so much for the welfare of all has become popular.

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This April 7 the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to remind leaders around the world that the contribution of people working in nursing and midwifery is essential for health.

But it's not just this World Health Day, as 2020 has been designated as the International Year of Nursing and Midwifery Personnel. Within this framework, the WHO has dedicated itself to developing a series of recommendations to strengthen these workers.

Why is this important? It helps to achieve the goals of universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases, including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the provision of integrated and health-focused health services. person.

Have you ever stopped to think about the value of nursing and midwifery workers in all of these aspects?

Call to action

There is a lot you can do if you want to recognize these important professionals. First of all, you can show your appreciation to these professionals and thank them for everything they do to keep us healthy.

Give them a flower, send them a card or simply spread a thank you message on social media. You can use the hashtag # ApoyemosAlPersonalDeEnfermeríayPartería. If you do, be sure to customize it – tell what you're thankful for.

Another way to provide support is to take an interest in their work. Ask them about their day to day, know the tasks they perform.

It is also possible to launch a petition: gather signatures, file a petition with the authorities and spread it. Remind leaders and local authorities that the work of nursing and midwifery professionals is important, so that they do what they can to support them and make investments that allow them to realize their full potential.

And you, what action do you choose?