november, 2020

wed11nov17h0017h45Spotlight on the Frontlines: Protecting and Empowering the Health Workforce in a COVID-19 Era17h00 - 17h45

Speakers for this event

  • Alexander SOROS

    Alexander SOROS

    Open Society Foundations

    Open Society Foundations

  • Román MACAYA HAYES

    Román MACAYA HAYES

    Costa Rican Social Security Fund

    Costa Rican Social Security Fund

  • Tlaleng MOFOKENG

    Tlaleng MOFOKENG

    UN

    UN

  • Vanessa KERRY

    Vanessa KERRY

    Seed Global Health

    Seed Global Health

  • Zsuzsanna JAKAB

    Zsuzsanna JAKAB

    World Health Organization (WHO)

    World Health Organization (WHO)

Description

COVID-19 has thrust health care workers into the global spotlight. Essential to the pandemic response, yet too often denied the protection and conditions needed to work effectively, health workers embody the crisis and opportunity of our era. Nurses, community health workers, and home carers are more likely to be women and migrants, increasing their exposure to inequality and abuse. As countries scramble to train and replenish their health workforces, a new era of regional and global cooperation is needed to protect and develop this most essential public good.

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