In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers are on the frontlines of the covid-19, putting their lives at risk to provide treatment and care 24/7.
According to the World Health Organization, nurses constitute 50% of the health workforce around the world; and while the critical role of nurses in the healthcare sector is systemically important, it’s often underrated and is poorly paid.
Nurses’ efforts during the crisis are highly appreciated, however, it is important to look for ways to reflect the significance of this profession by means other than applause and verbal support.We believe that our gratitude should be visible through contributing and supporting their demands for higher wages, financial aid, and by providing equipment and vital resources they need to keep the world healthy.
Nurses and healthcare professionals need your help now more than ever. This is a call for employers, government bodies and healthcare officials to invest in nurses and midwives as part of the global commitment to health for all.