International Year of Health and Care Workers

Since November 2020, the World Health Organization informed that 2021 would be designated the Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCW). During this announcement, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged to increase investments in health and care workers.

"Health and care workers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic, but are often under-protected and over-exposed (…) Protecting the people who protect us is the right and smart thing to do. Now it is time to show our love and appreciation for health workers by making sure workers are vaccinated."

On February 6, 2021, the WHO officially launched the Year of the Health and Care Workers campaign, under the slogan Protect. Invest. Together.

According to information on the organization's official website, the one a year-long campaign is a token of appreciation and gratitude to all health workers, " for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic."

The Year of Health and Care Workers also aims to highlight the urgent need to invest and support our health and care workforces to ensure quality health conditions, employment, economic opportunities and equity.

Find the complete information about the Year of Health and Care Workers 2021 here.