WHO Calls for Better Protection From Covid-19 for Health Workers

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have issued an urgent call for concrete action to better protect health and care workers worldwide from Covid-19 and other health issues.

The organizations are concerned that large numbers of health and care workers have died from Covid-19, but also that an increasing proportion of the workforce are suffering from burnout, stress, anxiety and fatigue.

In a Joint Statement, WHO and partners called on all Member State governments and stakeholders to strengthen the monitoring and reporting of Covid-19 infections, ill-health and deaths among health and care workers.

As of October 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,453,282 while over 106,010,059 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

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South African healthcare workers assisting residents (file photos).

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