This week marked World Health Day, which is celebrated annually, and each year draws attention to a specific topic of concern to people all over the globe. This year the theme focused on building a fairer, healthier world, which is fitting against the backdrop of the damage caused by the pandemic.
Over the last year, health and social care workers have played a pivotal role in the fight against Covid-19 and have given their all to keep us safe and well. All key workers play a fundamental role in society and will continue to help us to deliver a healthier world this year and beyond.
Discussing World Health Day, Ravi said:
“For World Health Day this year, I want to offer my thanks and appreciation for all health and social care workers for their hard work and sacrifice. They have consistently gone above and beyond for every one of us and are all deserving of our praise and gratitude.
“As we come out of the pandemic and look to help our NHS and social care system as it recovers, it will be health and social care workers leading the charge. Covid-19 has shown us that inequalities remain in our healthcare system and we must continue to reflect on how we can address their root causes, as well as supporting our incredible colleagues as we seek to build a fairer future.”