On World Health Day, the <a href="https:\/\/www.un.org\/en\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">United Nations<\/a> Secretary-General Ant\u00f3nio Guterres gave a message to the world. His message came as follows:\r\n\r\nMy message today is to our health care workers -- the nurses, midwives, technicians, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors, drivers, cleaners, administrators and many others -- who work, day and night to keep us safe.\r\n\r\nToday, we are more deeply grateful than ever to all of you, as you work, round the clock, putting yourselves at risk, to fight the ravages of this pandemic.\r\n\r\n2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and the <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/unfpa-launches-a-women-even-here-campaign\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Midwife<\/a>, and I want to recognize their specific expertise and commitment.\r\n\r\nWe have all had reason to give thanks for the care and professionalism of nurses and midwives. I know I do.\r\n\r\nNurses shoulder some of the biggest healthcare burdens.\u00a0 They perform difficult work and endure long hours, while risking injury, infection and the mental health burden that accompanies such traumatic work.\u00a0 They often provide comfort at the end of life.\r\n\r\nMidwives provide comfort at the beginning of life. During a pandemic, their work is even more challenging, as you bring our newborn safely into this world.\r\n\r\nTo the nurses and midwives of the world: thank you for your work.\r\n\r\nIn these traumatic times, I say to all healthcare workers: we stand with you and we count on you.\r\n\r\nYou make us proud; you inspire us. We are indebted to you.\r\n\r\nThank you for the difference you are making, every day and everywhere.\r\n\r\nIt is worth mentioning that the <b>World Health Day<\/b>\u00a0is a global health\u00a0<a class="mw-redirect" title="Awareness day" href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Awareness_day">awareness day<\/a>\u00a0celebrated every year on 7 April, under the\u00a0<a title="Sponsor (commercial)" href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Sponsor_(commercial)">sponsorship<\/a>\u00a0of the\u00a0<a title="World Health Organization" href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/World_Health_Organization">World Health Organization<\/a>\u00a0(WHO), as well as other related organizations.