The World Health Organisation African Region says nearly 1,000 health workers in the continent have been infected with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the global pandemic.
In a tweet posted on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday, the global health body, while commemorating Nurses Day 2020, said many of the infected health workers were nurses.
The WHO stated that healthcare workers have been more important than ever during the COVID-19 response period.
“Nearly 1000 health workers in the African Region have been infected with COVID-19, many of them are nurses.
“Stakeholders must ensure that nurses have the supplies and equipment they need to deliver care safely. Nurses are essential in keeping communities healthy,” says WHO.
The world global health body also noted that nurses had been working non-stop to provide quality care, sharing health information, implementing infection prevention control, serving in intensive care units and ensuring that routine services continued to be delivered in hospitals