This Social Media Initiative Honours Global Health Workers

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 21, 2015
References: who.int & un.org
The World Health Organization recently launched a social media campaign to honor global health workers. In countries around the world, thousands of medical professionals are working to treat the sick and injured. Unfortunately, these workers are often caught in the cross-fire when conflict erupts.

The World Health Organization's new campaign aims to shed light on the work of these selfless healthcare professionals. The online campaign is known by the name '#ThanksHealthHero' and it aims to draw attention to the kinds of threats that global health workers face on a daily basis. The campaign gives people the opportunity to share photos of health workers and explain the importance of the work they do. People can also share virtual Thank You cards on social media to help spread awareness.

By leveraging the power of social media, the new campaign helps to alert the public to the plight of international health workers.