World Health day is coming up in early April, and it seems like a good time to shine a light on health workers of the world, the unsung heroes who run toward disasters when everyone else is running away.
These are the people who deliver babies, comfort the dying, treat the sick, and put themselves in harm’s way.
Health workers risk their lives when they treat people with drug-resistant TB, Ebola, Marburg, and injured people in war zones. They refuse to give up even when it looks like all hope is lost.
I have been privileged to observe many nurses, doctors, hospice caretakers, first aid teams, rehabilitation centers, and emergency personnel at work over the years.
Here are a few of those heroes.