Ensuring that a health worker is within reach, trained and equipped can prevent a child or mother dying; without them this and other advancement in health care cannot happen. However, the world is suffering from a massive gap of more than 3.5 million health workers and we need your help to change this.
In September around the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, countries will meet to assess progress on women and children’s health and discuss ways forward. We want to make sure that leaders don’t miss the opportunity for a major political breakthrough on health workers.
Over a million people and 300 organisations around the world have shown support to the campaign but we need more. We want to see a global movement with more than 3 million people signed up to the Health Worker Statement so we can put pressure on world leaders to significantly expand the number of health workers and provide them with better support.
Five Things you can do
1. Join with over a million other people in signing the Health Worker Statement
We want to see a global movement of over 3 million people signed up to the campaign so we can put pressure on world leaders to significantly expand the number of health workers and provide them with better support.
2. Equip Yourself
Read more about what the campaign is exactly calling for here
Download our ‘Health Worker Breakthrough’ campaign toolkit here
Read our briefing on why health workers count for achieving universal health coverage here
Download a life-size banner of the campaign plaster/band-aid here
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Read the stories, view the photos and videos on http://healthworkerscount.org from the ‘LATEST NEWS’ section and share on your Facebook profile and encourage your friends to visit the site and sign up
Tweet stories of health workers using the #healthworkers hash tag. Using a hash tag makes it easier for people to search our tweets under a same common topic, the more people use the # hash tag, the easier it is to find, and the more trendy it becomes
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