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Public Statement - International Year of Health and Care Workers

International Year of Health and Care Workers 2021

WFOT welcomes the designation of 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the global health workforce struggles with the impact of the COVID-19 virus, the celebration of the International Year of Health and Care Workers in 2021 provides opportunity to build a stronger and more responsive health system by learning from the pandemic experience.


WFOT's statement includes important lessons learned by WFOT from the pandemic and our recommendations for the future. The statement is available in multiple languages, including Arabic, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Available here.