On April 7, we recognize World Health Day. Since 1950, the celebration of this day has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme or highlight a priority area. The theme of this year’s World Health Day honors the contribution of nurses and midwives. Nurses and other health workers are at the frontlines of COVID-19 response, and all of us at the U.S. Department of State salute them and all health workers who are working tirelessly at this time to protect others and their communities.
On this #WorldHealthDay, we recognize all the nurses, midwives, and health care workers across the globe. As the world tackles #COVID19 together, they are on the frontlines addressing this global health emergency and we express our tremendous gratitude. pic.twitter.com/bGd701S5bq
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 7, 2020
As we confront COVID-19, the Department of State is taking decisive action to inform and safeguard U.S. citizens overseas, protect the homeland, advance the Administration’s commitment to building global health security capacity for this and future outbreaks, and reduce the impact for U.S. companies and supply chains overseas. To learn more, please visit state.gov/coronavirus/.
U.S. citizens traveling or residing overseas can access the Department’s Travel Advisories and country-specific information at the travel.state.gov website, and additional detailed information on COVID-19 can be accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) portal here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.