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Five Ways to Boost Resilience During this Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis. It's not only a threat to our physical health. Even those who haven't themselves been infected are still affected by the various consequences of the pandemic. Here are some ways to boost psycho-social-spiritual resilience in this and other crises we may face:

#1: It's a crisis. Face it. Let it be what it is; not more, not less. There's no turning back nor running away. It's one step at a time on an unknown path into an unknown future.

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) (July 28).

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) (July 28).

Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions.” For resources go to http://www.worldhepatitisday.org

 

International Youth Day (August 12).

International Youth Day (August 12).

International Youth Day is an initiative that celebrates the qualities of young people and that recognizes the challenges that today’s youth can face. International Youth Day 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to provide programs for youth that supports them on their health. Go to www.youthaliveportal.org for ideas of topics to discuss. Also, check on www.un.org/en/events/youthday/ for more resources on International Youth Day.

 

Agents of Healing: Light in a Dark World

We all have witnessed the rapid contagion of the novel coronavirus around the world, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to call it a pandemic on March 11. Amidst the almost unreal impact on the lives of most people around the world, health professionals have received our utmost attention and respect. We have seen their faces marked with the indentation of the facemasks and goggles they wore for hours on end. Those marks express their tireless efforts to save lives and to bring healing and light at a time of crisis and uncertainty.

WHO Campaign to Combat the Coronavirus

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign entitled “Connecting the World to Combat the Coronavirus” in an effort to unite the world in the fight against coronavirus, bringing together a wide array of partners on a series of engaging initiatives to motivate and mobilize people to be ready to beat COVID-19, and to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The WHO is providing accurate country specific reports, advice for the public, media resources, technical guidance and travel advice.

World Health Day (April 7)

On World Health Day, the WHO is calling the world to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives that touch the lives of millions each day around the world. On April 7, they will launch of the first ever State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020. The report will provide a global picture of the nursing workforce and support evidence-based planning to optimize the contributions of this workforce to improve health and wellbeing for all. The report will set the agenda for data collection, policy dialogue, research and advocacy, and investment in the health workforce for generations to come.

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