Heritage Bank Plc has joined the World Health Organisation (WHO) in celebrating the “World Health Workers Week”. The week holds from April 1- 6 yearly.
The bank paid tribute to health workers globally for their effort in the fight against Coronavirus.
The event is a commemoration of health workers but this year’s is scheduled to honour health workers during the Eighth World Health Workers’ Week.
The theme for this year’s celebration is entitled: “Leaders on the line,” which according to WHO, highlights the need to provide greater leadership opportunities for frontline health workers—particularly women health workers, who make up more than 70 per cent of the global health workforce. It further explained. “ At the same time, this theme emphasises how health workers often put themselves on the line, often at great personal risk to themselves and their families, to save and improve lives.”
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo, stated that the pandemic has shown the world the efforts of health workers to keep their communities and the world safe and healthy.
“Despite the havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic on individuals and the medical personnel who are not spared by the disease, they continue to play significant roles to contain the spread of the disease, carter for the affected patients and embark on research to attain robust understand of COVID-19.
‘’They also take steps further to proffer recommendation on how to remain safe, hale and hearty, whilst we all embrace the warmth and safety of our home. This is a calling for every individual within and outside to honor and support the brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines,” he stated.
He said: “We are proud to join forces with health workers and agencies to help suppress the transmission of the virus, minimise social-economic impacts on the global community and work together to boost the nation economic growth.”