Excerpt from an article originally published in The Hill.
Health workers are at the heart of the incredible advances made in containing epidemic outbreaks, making it possible to dramatically expand immunization coverage and the increases in maternal and child survival rates.
They stand at the front lines of care, running toward the most dangerous situations when most are running the other away. They are nurses, doctors, midwives, community health workers, lab technicians, and more. And as the numbers show, they are, for the most part, women.
We know that investing in health workers is one of the best investments a nation can make.