Duty of Care


They may seem like superheroes, but doctors, nurses, midwives, and community health workers need help too. Governments, donors, and communities all have an obligation — a duty of care — to support and protect health workers. Otherwise, how can the goal of universal health coverage by 2030 be achieved? This series looks at how health systems can function better so that health care workers are supported, protected, and empowered.

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