The Hub World Health Day: Thank you to health-care workers everywhere

World Health Day: Thank you to health-care workers everywhere

Tuesday, April 7, is World Health Day. Seldom before has our attention been so focused on the health of people everywhere, in every part of the world.

The United Nations (UN) declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and never could we have imagined that this year, health-care professionals and the rest of the world would rally together to prevent the spread of a new virus, treat illness, care for patients and seek evidence-based answers to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

On World Health Day and every day, Athabasca University (AU) appreciates the health-care professionals who work collectively to keep communities safe and healthy. Many of our learners’ lives and schedules have changed during this pandemic, taking time away from studies and families. Those working on the front lines are displaying exceptional professionalism and compassion, putting their own health at risk to care for others.

AU is extraordinarily proud to see so many alumni, learners, and faculty—in every facet of health care, in organizations and communities across Canada and beyond—contributing their knowledge, skills, and passion at this critical time.

Over the coming weeks and months, there will be more difficult times and stressful days, and we will get through this together.

A message from the Faculty of Health Disciplines Dean, Dr. Margaret Edwards

If you wish to talk to a professional about how you are feeling or what you are going through, you can access the 24/7 Homewood Health Health and Wellness supports through the Student Wellness Support Program at any time.

For more information about AU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the COVID-19 site as well as the Q&A for learners page.

Stay healthy and stay safe.

Published:
  • April 7, 2020