World Health Day honors nurses on the frontlines
Many prayers for everyone that you remain safe during this COVID-19 crisis.
Let us all recognize World Health Day 2020.
Each year there is a specific theme for World Health Day. This year the theme for World Health Day is to support nurses and midwives. WHO chose the year 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" because of the contribution which nurses and midwives are making as they make the world a healthier place.
"Nurses are the unsung heroes of the Covid-19 response. The invaluable role they have played is testimony of their sacrifice, courage and commitment to a healthier and safer world," said Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific.Meet the heroes dealing with the Coronavirus.(CNN) World Health Day
highlights a nurse's story.'Not everyone can do this job'
Wazlavek says that for now, her hospital has enough gloves, masks and gowns to keep her relatively safe.
"For how long though?" she wonders out loud. "What happens if they don't? Do I go to work, put my life, my family's lives, at risk even more than I already am? Or do I leave the hospital and patients to fend for themselves?"
Wazlavek does not consider herself a hero. But for people who want to honor her sacrifice and grit, she has one suggestion: stay home.
WHO is honoring the Nurses and other health workers who are putting their own health at risk to protect the broader community at the forefront of COVID-19 response. Sincere thanks to all of our amazing nurses! Watch for webinars and opportunities on the Sigma website. Nurse leaders are needed now more than ever! #NursesStrong #SigmaStrong