Pakistan and rest of the world celebrates Health Day today with a specific theme to support nurses and midwives amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
World Health Organization (WHO) in its statement said;
7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy.
Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies.
Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.
Today, we celebrate the work of nurses & midwives by showing our appreciation for their bravery, courage & resolve in the global #COVID19 response.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 6, 2020
In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day will highlight the current status of nursing and around the world.
WHO and its partners will make a series of recommendations to strengthen of the nursing and midwifery workforce.
This will be vital if we are to achieve national and global targets related to universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the delivery of integrated, people-centered care, amongst others.
WHO calls for support on World Health Day to ensure that the nursing and midwifery workforces are strong enough to ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the healthcare they need.
On the other hand, World Health Day also trends top on social media. Twitteraties from around the world are appreciating doctors, nurses and paramedics staff who are at frontline in battle against Coronavirus.