COVID-19: Protecting workers

Sectoral impact: COVID-19 puts a spotlight on the resilience of health systems

Due to the nature of their profession, millions of health workers risk their own health doing their daily work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Respect for labour rights and decent conditions of work are crucial to give these frontline workers the protection they need for waging the long battle ahead to save lives. Social protection systems are an indispensable part of a coordinated policy response to the unfolding crisis, ensuring that people can effectively access health care while supporting job and income security for those most affected. Countries are taking measures to provide comprehensive and adequate benefits to meet people’s needs.

Date issued: 27 April 2020 | Size/duration: 0:58