Just a little more than one week ago, on March 30, the US cheered medical professionals during National Doctors Day. Now the gratitude continues on a global scale, with the World Health Organization honoring the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, on World Health Day.
In a statement from its website, the WHO explained the need for World Health Day, particularly now.
"Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high-quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response."
On Twitter, #WorldHealthDay has taken on a larger message, acknowledging and honoring nurses and midwives, but also all healthcare workers as the industry works 24/7 to provide care for an unrelenting virus. Here's a sample of the digital gratitude.
— Google (@Google) April 7, 2020
Peter C.'s neighborhood wanted to do something extra special for the nurse living next door who is on the #COVID19 frontline almost every day. RT to send a thank you to all of our health care providers! #AmericanPortraitPBS #WorldHealthDay pic.twitter.com/J9ZEqDzNHr
— PBS American Portrait (@PortraitPBS) April 7, 2020
We're grateful for all the nurses.
We're grateful for all the doctors.
We're grateful for all the surgeons.
We're grateful for all the midwives.
We're grateful for all the paramedics.
— ICRC (@ICRC) April 7, 2020
— Delta (@Delta) April 7, 2020
Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other’s good health and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace. 🙏🏼
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2020
Superheroes exist in real life, for we walk among them!
Shout out to all the dedicated health professionals and Sailors across the world who are on the front lines of the #COVID19 response. We are more thankful for you than words can say. #WorldHealthDay pic.twitter.com/H0STwc0pUg
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) April 7, 2020
— La Vida Baseball (@LaVidaBaseball) April 7, 2020
Thank you 👏 to all the amazing healthcare workers around the world. #WorldHealthDay
— San Francisco International Airport (SFO) ✈️ (@flySFO) April 7, 2020
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