This year marks the 8th annual World Health Worker Week and the theme is, “Leaders on the Front Line.”

Never has there been a more important time to honor our frontline workers in healthcare than now. As the entire globe is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, these doctors, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, and other health workers are out in the field every day – despite extreme risks, offering care to the community and saving lives.

In honor of World Health Worker Week (April 5 – 11, 2020), we would like to express our sincerest appreciation to all of our frontline workers and health worker customers. Thank you for your dedication to the field and all you do and continue to do throughout the year and especially now as we battle this aggressive and still obscure disease.

World Health Worker Week – April 5 – 11, 2020

This year marks the 8th annual World Health Worker Week and the theme is, “Leaders on the Front Line.” This special recognition week is committed to honoring all the work done by frontline workers, who are detecting, reporting and responding to threats faced by our communities before they have a chance to even reach us. It is their job to protect us from infectious diseases and the challenges they face have been brought to light in the current state of the Coronavirus.

The World Health Organization and other advocates are urging everyone to rally together in support of frontline workers this week so that they have the tools and opportunities needed to do their work efficiently and effectively. They are calling on communities, policymakers and others in power to come together and not just honor those frontline workers but make changes that help. Filling in any gaps – from having access to proper supplies to ample training and support. Every bit counts!

Thanking Our Frontline Workers

Thank you to all of our frontline workers and healthcare customers for being the backbone of our health system and for working tirelessly in this time of pandemic and for putting the extreme needs of our population first. All of your heroic work is not unrecognized.

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