The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has paid tribute to all healthcare employees battling the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) world wide.
The UN’s well being company paid the tribute on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO to commemorate the World Health Day.
The World Health Day is a worldwide well being consciousness day celebrated each April 7, beneath 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 have a good time the work of the caregivers.
“On World Health Day, let’s say thanks to all of the nurses and midwives who put themselves in danger to assist folks all over the place, together with in instances of outbreaks.
“Today is a day to have a good time the important position of nurses and midwives in preserving the world wholesome.
“Thank you Midwife Helen Masika who worked tirelessly to protect newborns from Ebola infection in Butembo in Democratic Republic of Congo,” WHO acknowledged.
Meanwhile, WHO headquarters in Geneva has launched a brand new report that supplied an in-depth take a look at the biggest part of the well being workforce globally to commemorate the day.
In the brand new report on “The State of the World’s Nursing 2020,’’ WHO supplied an in-depth take a look at the biggest part of the well being workforce.
The report highlights the nursing contribution and confirms that funding within the nursing career is a profit to society, not a price.
“The world wants thousands and thousands extra nurses, and we’re calling on governments to do the fitting factor, make investments on this great career and watch their populations profit from the wonderful work that solely nurses can do.
“About 90 per cent of all nurses are feminine, but few nurses are present in senior well being management positions – the majority of these positions are held by males.
“But when countries enable nurses to take a leadership role, for example by having a government chief nursing officer (or equivalent), and nursing leadership programmes, conditions for nurses improve,” the report famous.
The report additionally mentioned to equip the world with the nursing workforce, it required WHO and its companions suggest that every one nations enhance funding to teach and make use of extra nurses; strengthen capability to gather, analyse and act on knowledge concerning the well being workforce.
It additionally expects WHO and its companions to watch nurse mobility and migration and handle it responsibly and ethically.
Additionally, it desires WHO and companions to, “Educate and practice nurses within the scientific, technological and sociological abilities they should drive progress in main well being care; set up management positions together with a authorities chief nurse and assist management improvement amongst younger nurses.
“Ensure that nurses in main well being care groups work to their full potential, for instance in stopping and managing non-communicable ailments.
“Improve working conditions including through safe staffing levels, fair salaries, and respecting rights to occupational health and safety; implement gender-sensitive nursing workforce policies.”
The report equally desires WHO and its companions to, “Modernise skilled nursing regulation by harmonising schooling and observe requirements and utilizing methods that may recognise and course of nurses’ credentials globally.
“Strengthen the role of nurses in care teams by bringing different sectors (health, education, immigration, finance and labour) together with nursing stakeholders for policy dialogue and workforce planning.”