Geneva – Copenhagen (TEH) – According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 5.9 million professional nurses and nurses are missing worldwide. According to a report by the UN organization published in Geneva, 27.9 million people currently work in nursing professions, only 19.3 million of them have been trained in these professions. The shortage of caregivers fell slightly worldwide between 2016 and 2018. 90 percent of nurses are female, according to the report. “Nurses are the backbone of any healthcare system.
Today, many of them are at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19, “said WHO Secretary Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Lung disease COVID-19 is triggered by the novel coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, against which countries around the world are currently taking tough measures, and the organization’s European office also praised the work of nursing staff. Countries could not win their fight against outbreaks of disease without nurses, midwives and other health workers, the regional office said on the occasion of World Health Day in Copenhagen.
“Our fight against COVID-19 has shown once again how fundamental the care profession is for society and for all of us, Explained WHO regional director Hans Kluge. “Faced with the most extraordinary circumstances and the most difficult working conditions, nurses in the European region and around the world met the challenge with courage, compassion, and professionalism.” For this, they deserve the greatest thanks and respect. At the same time, his office urged governments to invest more in education, training, and hiring nurses.
“Bottlenecks in nursing staff cost lives,” said Howard Catton, director of the World Federation for Nurses. “Death rates are higher where there are too few nurses and nurses.” The Lander should therefore take the improvement of working conditions for this professional group more seriously. “Nurses and nurses around the world need an improvement in pay,” said Catton.
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