I am very excited on behalf of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Johnson & Johnson and the UN Foundation to extend an invitation to all of you to attend the inaugural Health Heroes +Social Good Summit on Thursday April 5, 2018 8am-1pm ET at the FHI360 Conference Center at 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW 8th floor. The event will be part of World Health Worker Week (April 1-7), which is an opportunity to thank health workers around the world for their tireless efforts to save lives and improve the health and prosperity of their communities, as well as raise awareness of the need to strengthen and better support the global health workforce.
As you can see by the invitation below – we are honored that several high-level global health leaders from the World Bank, USAID, CDC and UNICEF, among other major institutions will be speaking during the event.
We are equally honored that frontline health workers from around the world – from a mental health nurse from rural Liberia, to a community health worker in the Bronx, to a physician with the Syrian American Medical Society who is raising awareness on attacks on health workers, to the sister of the lone health worker who died of Ebola in Nigeria after preventing untold infections – will also be telling their stories and helping us think through the policies and the advocacy health workers need from the global health and development community in the coming years.
Please join us and engage online with the hash tags #WHWWeek for World Health Worker Week and #HealthHeroes for the event. I am also attaching the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s social media guide for #WHWWeek including tweets for the summit.
We encourage everyone to join our Thunderclap recognizing the centrality of strengthening the global health workforce to achieving UHC, the SDGs and global health security here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/69050-support-health-workers-for-all
Visit frontlinehealthworkers.org/worldhealthworkerweek/ for these and other activities to engage April 1-7 and thank health workers for their tireless efforts.