Health Workers Count
Action call for more and better supported health workers
JULY-SEPTEMBER 2011 - A coalition of organizations including PMNCH members such as Save the Children and White Ribbon Alliance are calling advocates to take action and sign a petition for increased support to health workers in advance of the UN’s review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in September. There is presently a gap of more than 3.5 million health workers and millions of existing health workers — nurses, doctors, midwives and community health workers — lack the support, equipment, and training they need to provide quality care.
In September, decision-makers will convene at the United Nations General Assembly to review progress on the MDGs. This meeting is often a time for governments to announce new, substantial and specific commitments to support and invest in health workers.
From July through September a coalition of organizations, including a number of PMNCH members such as the White Ribbon Alliance and Save the Children, are calling on all advocates to take part in generating 3.5 million public actions in support of health workers.
Visit Healthworkers website and add your name to the joint health worker petition.
From there you can download a tool kit that outlines guidance on how you can take action for more health workers better supported. This includes tips on how to spread the word on social media: Join the Twitter conversation using #healthworkers, send a message to @healthworkers detailing why the world needs more health workers.