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Keep health workers safe to keep patients safe, says WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on governments and healthcare leaders to address the threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the key role that health workers play in relieving suffering and saving lives. He added that it is not possible for any country, hospital or clinic to keep its patients safe unless the health workers are safe.

WHO’s Health Worker Safety Charter has been released which represents a step towards ensuring that health workers have access to the safe working conditions, the training, the pay and the respect that they deserve… (WHO, September 17, 2020)

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