Dec. 14, 2020
WHO director general on the launch of the Global Youth mobilization for Generation disrupted .
Health workers account for an estimated 3% of the world’s population, but account for 14% of all infections with COVID-19.
New data from WHO and UNICEF show that one in four health facilities globally lack basic water services. This puts health workers and patients at risk from infections of all kinds, makes childbirth much less safe, and drives antimicrobial resistance (more below).
While the direct health impacts of the pandemic on young people have been generally less severe, youth are disproportionately affected by the long-lasting consequences of the pandemic.
Today we’re delighted to be taking part in the launch of the Global Youth Mobilization for Generation Disrupted, a new worldwide movement to support young people and involve them in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic .