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Recognizing the Front-liners: the World Salutes nurses and midwives

4 Apr

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Dear All,

“World Health Day” is an annual event on April 7 observed by the World Health Organizations, United Nations Organizations, and many countries to draw the public’s attention to topics in global health.

The slogan for this year’s World Health Day is: “Support nurses and midwives“. On this day, the world celebrates and observes the work of nurses and midwives to remind world leaders of the crucial role they play in keeping the world healthy and happy. 

This year, “World Health Day” is a special day as it aligns with the first “International Year of the Nurse and Midwife“, to honor the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. This day also honors the persistence and courage of nurses and other health workers who are doing their utmost at the forefront of the COVID-19 response – providing high-quality treatment and care, and addressing the community’s fears and questions. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no meaningful response.

During this time of uncertainty, more than ever, we need to bring attention to the courageous nurses and other health workers on the front lines, day and night, doing their utmost to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Although the (COVID-19) pandemic is still far from over, we are determined to overcome it and protect our people here and everywhere. Yes, we will get through this crisis together and proceed to thrive.

Take care of yourself, stay safe, stay informed and stay inside.  

Happy World Health Day.

Ghassan Shahrour, MD