Respect & Recognition

Johnson & Johnson Foundation is pleased to partner with Women in Global Health (WGH) on a digital Action Labs series to foster dialogue on how gender inequity is impacting the global response to COVID-19.
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Frontline health workers, including nurses, midwives and community health workers (CHWs), are vital for effective, strong primary healthcare systems that deliver for everyone, everywhere. These cadres of health workers are the first, and in some cases often the only, point of contact with the health system for millions of people. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, nurses stepped up to lead not only at testing sites but in critical care of very ill patients, and community health workers played key roles in contact tracing and testing in many countries around the world.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted front line health workers into the limelight. Across the globe, healthcare leaders, advocates and the general public are joining in well-deserved outpourings of gratitude from balconies to social media. While this appreciation for all of those at the front lines of care is welcome and important, the attention received by community health workers in particular may help ensure more stakeholders throughout health systems understand this cadre’s vital role in ensuring access to quality, community-based primary health care.
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The global death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to more than 1,870, surpassing the SARS epidemic in 2003. From Ebola in West Africa to Zika in South America to MERS in the Middle East, dangerous outbreaks are on the rise around the world. Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases cropping up in a decade has almost quadrupled. The number of outbreaks each year has more than tripled since 1980. And when epidemics or pandemics hit, they usually hit the poor first and worst.
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