Joining forces to end TB and COVID-19
Message from Dr Tereza Kasaeva,
Director, WHO Global TB Programme
WHO / Elena Longarini
Dear colleagues, partners and friends,
The current COVID-19 crisis has been a test for countries, health systems, key stakeholders, and those delivering health services at the front line. In the presence of new health threats like COVID-19, it has become even more critical to protect those most vulnerable and ensure continuity of care for those grappling with ongoing epidemics like tuberculosis (TB). This is a time for resilience, rapid learning and urgent action to save lives. At the forefront of these efforts are the health heroes: nurses, doctors and other health workers. Today on International Nurses Day I would like to salute their tireless dedication to alleviate suffering and save lives, at the risk of their own.
As we look forward to the easing of lockdown measures across many countries over this week and the coming weeks, we need to take the opportunity to build on lessons learned and put in place measures to mitigate future crises and disruption of health services for those in need.
Since January 2020, when Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, …continued .
[Original Source: WHO]