The world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the lives of many people all around the world since the beginning of 2020. When coronavirus was out of control in the mid of 2020, hospitals, private clinics, etc were flooded with coronavirus victims and the one who had taken care of all the victims were healthcare workers and frontline workers. Frontline workers have sacrificed their lives to save the lives of other loved ones.
The Europe regional head of WHO disclosed that the frontline workers who have fought for others are mostly women. Head of WHO revealed that 7 0ut of 10 frontline workers are women. These figures have proven that how much women care about the lives of others and how they sacrifice their precious moments with their loved ones to save the loved ones of others.
Before the pandemic, there is not a single country in the European region that had attained gender equality. Head of WHO stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified and shed a light on structural gender discrimination. Hans Kluge disclosed that 53% of physicians are women and 84% of women are nurses in the Europe region.
Kluge has commented for International Women’s Day and said: “I would like to take this opportunity to focus on the problems that influence the lives of the women and one of the world’s largest hiring sectors of women, internationally and on a regional basis: the health and social care labor force.”
We all know that if we faced an emergency, the ones who suffer the most are women. COVID-19 has also done the same to women as the most confirmed cases are more common in females and young adults. The head of WHO declared: “Five weeks earlier, 68% are females out of the 1.3 million health workers that had been infected by COVID-19.” As responsible citizens, we have to protect ourselves so that we can protect the lives of healthcare workers.