The week of April 5th – 11th 2020 is World Health Worker Week! But, in our typical fashion here at RG, we’re going to take the next month to celebrate!
Never before in our current history have we relied so much upon those working in Healthcare. In many countries, it is often very easy to take for granted the services of our Healthcare Workers. In other countries, now is a time where the lack of proper healthcare has become glaringly obvious.
All over the world, as a global community, these doctors, nurses, manufactures, pharmacists, medical assistants, technicians and all the employees who help keep hospitals and healthcare facilities functioning are working as best they are able. We are seeing just how difficult a job that they have.
We here at The Researcher’s Gateway celebrate those who paved the roads for the modern Healthcare Workers. We study the history and discoveries of the past. Today, though, we send out our great thanks to everyone on the frontlines of Healthcare, their families and support system, as well as those who have stepped up to support the community in this great time of need.
For our part, we also know that learning about others who did amazing things in the past, can give us hope and a sense of peace in the future.
To that end, we’re putting together a list of some of the more influential people who have made great achievements as Healthcare Workers. These people include (but are not limited to) Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, and Philanthropists. Some of these people have been part of past Special Features, and many others are currently being researched. (Keep an eye out for their bigger stories, coming soon!)
So, to celebrate World Health Worker Week, we are going to spend the week posting about famous historical people throughout history.
Here’s the list of our coming blogs for World Health Worker Week.
- Famous figures at the beginning of global healthcare.
- Important accomplishments by Healthcare Workers in Specific Diseases.
- Famous historical figures in research.
- Other famous and familiar names in the history of global healthcare.
- Famous Humanitarians and Philanthropists that have been part of Healthcare.
What can you do to help celebrate World Health Worker Week?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is probably more well known and heard of now than it ever was before. Their job is to identify these situations, and they have been helping and organizing the response to the Covid-19 pandemic from the start. Who better, to our mind, to look to for World Health Worker Week. The WHO has created a World Health Worker Week Portal and their focus for 2020 is Leaders on the Line. They hope to use the portal to help raise public awareness
Here are some ideas, from the World Health Worker Week Portal website “hosted by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition Secretariat at IntraHealth International” (WHO, 2020).
Honor and thank health workers for their heroic efforts digitally with #WHWWeek.
Share with your policymakers FHWC’s Recommendations to Policymakers on COVID-19. Tell policymakers not to restrict procurement of personal protective equipment and other supplies needed by frontline health workers in low- and middle-income countries and address other issues critical to health worker’s safety and support.
Thank you again, to all those on the Front Lines for helping fight the current crisis, but also for all the service you have given your communities, countries, and the world over the years.
The Researcher’s Gateway