Health care workers do an essential job. But many of them earn very little, making it hard to fill vacancies. The WHO says there is a global shortfall of six million nurses.
Cliched role allocations between the sexes are re-emerging amid the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis as unpaid care work or high-risk jobs are often disproportionately done by women. Marina Strauss reports from Brussels.
Amid a lockdown, staffing shortages and overcrowded hospitals, women are losing access to family planning services and essential lifesaving care. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
In Germany, about 600,000 care workers from abroad care for sick and elderly people. Most of them come from Poland — and right now they're having huge problems entering and leaving Germany.
A UN report registered a dozen attacks on health workers at the height of Afghanistan's coronavirus outbreak. Targeting the health care system during the pandemic was ''particularly reprehensible,'' the world body said.
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