Best Investment for a Healthier World

World Health Worker Week 2023

During World Health Worker Week, April 3 – 7, 2023, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition called on policymakers around the globe to Invest in Health Workers. Together with our members and partners we urged ministers of finance and health, country leaders, government representatives, global leaders, donors, and multilateral leaders to allocate long-term funding and implement policies that protect and support health workers everywhere.

See below our top policy recommendations and key advocacy activities.

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Key Activities for World Health Worker Week 2023

  • Share our Top Policy Recommendations to Invest in Health Workers
  • Join the conversation on Twitter and other platforms by using the hashtags #ProtectInvestTogether and #WHWWeek. Use our World Health Worker Week Toolkit with suggested posts and key messages.
    • Name your reason to invest in health workers. Use this template to type in your priority and make your graphic. Download your graphic and share on social media.
  • Are you a health worker? Add your voice to the "Invest in Me!" campaign. Film a short (15 seconds max) video of yourself, using this prompt:

    “I’m a [type of health worker]. Invest in me for ________________."

    Fill in the blank with one reason to invest in you and your fellow health workers, for example universal health coverage, emergency response, gender equity, strong economies, climate resilience, etc. See our guidance document for more info. Upload your video here, then share your video on social media with the hashtags #ProtectInvestTogether and #WHWWeek.
  • The Fifth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health is the same week as World Health Worker Week. Make sure to register for the Forum here and participate in our virtual session, Are We at a Turning Point for Health Worker Advocacy?, on April 5 at 9:00 am CEST. This session will convene leading advocates enacting change for health workers at the national, regional, and global levels. Experts–including health workers–will discuss next steps to advance a global advocacy movement for health workers.
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  • Meet with your policymakers and explain why and how to Invest in Health Workers. In the US, our Coalition members are heading to Capitol Hill with the Global Health Council on April 4 and 5. We’ll meet with Congressional staff to share the new Global Health Briefing Book, and our new Frontline Health Worker Brief.