Lives in their hands: Stories by health workers from around the world

13th November 2017 Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland

Around the clock and in every corner of the world, health workers save lives, get people and communities back on their feet and economies growing. However, by 2030, the world will be facing a shortfall of 18 million health workers. We must act now to push for the action and investments needed to prevent this shortfall.

At the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, the World Health Organization, Women in Global Health and Frontline Health Workers Coalition is holding a storytelling night: ‘Lives in their hands: Stories by health workers from around the world’.

Six health workers from around the world will tell extraordinary stories from their ‘ordinary’ days as health workers. Stories from a nurse risking all to help a woman give birth by the side of the road during the Ebola outbreak, from a paramedic who braves bullets to help the sick get to care, from a young doctor trying to care for her people in a warzone and a migrant turned community worker who collects a pebble from every community she helps.

These are ‘everyday’ events for many health workers. But for the lives they touch, the people they care for, these stories are about life-changing events. These are the moments when strangers brought both health and hope, because that is what health workers do.

Date and time: Monday, November 13, 7:30 pm

Venue: Royal Dublin Society/Hall 6

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

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