In November 2020 that the World Health Assembly designated 2021 since the Global Year of Health and Care Workers. Therefore WHO has co-launched the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative together with the authorities of France and Women in Global Health in February to attract attention to create actions on gender equity in health around four topics.
Firstly, to raise the percentage of girls in health and maintenance direction. Second to encourage equal pay for equal work and realize unpaid maintenance work. Thirdly, to safeguard girls in health and attention from sexual violence and harassment on the job. Eventually to ensure safe and adequate working conditions for women health and care employees, such as access to personal protective gear and vaccines from COVID-19. This is a significant element of greater cooperation with partners we plan to combine actions for Beijing+25 along with the global Year of Health and Care Workers to focus on and advocate for augmented gender equality internationally in the wellbeing and maintenance work.
Speaking in the event Dr. Tedros commented”this can be a year to renew our focus on advancing equity, as a cornerstone of WHO’s a mission to promote wellness, keep the planet safe and function the vulnerable” Girls deliver wellness. Women comprise almost 70 percent of health and care workers worldwide. However, women aren’t just represented in decision-making positions. WHO has been working with partners to remedy this gap and make sure that the girls that are providing health are included in any way levels of decision making and direction.