The World Health Organisation (WHO) Office in Nigeria, Abuja on Tuesday appreciated the contribution of front-line well being staff preventing the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) world wide.
The UN well being company applauded the employees in its official twitter account @WHONigeria to commemorate the World Health Day.
The World Health Day is a worldwide well being consciousness day celebrated each April 7, below the sponsorship of the WHO, in addition to different associated organisations.
WHO declared 2020 because the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife; and the day has been put aside to rejoice the work of those wonderful group of caregivers
“On this 12 months’s World Health Day, as front-line well being staff lead the cost towards the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO admire their position,’’ it mentioned.
The twitter web page quoted Dr Fiona Braka, Officer-in-Charge of WHO in Nigeria, as saying “ Today, I be part of different WHO members of the family to understand the life-saving roles of nurses and midwives.
“Nurse mobility and migration have to be successfully and ethically managed.
“Presently, over 80 per cent of the world’s nurses are in international locations that account for half the worldwide inhabitants.
“In low-and lower-middle-income international locations globally, the variety of nurses will not be holding tempo with inhabitants progress.
“Survey from 39 countries in the African Region shows a slight increase in the number of nurses and midwives from 1.02 per 1000 people in 2005 to 1.06 in 2018.”
It lauded nurses, midwives and all well being staff worldwide for preventing day and evening to maintain others secure from COVID-19.