New report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the health and care workforce

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Maintaining a healthy and productive health and care workforce is essential to delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centered care to populations worldwide.

A new report by the Qatar Foundation, World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that at least a quarter of health and care workers surveyed reported anxiety, depression and burnout symptoms. 

Our duty of care: A global call to action to protect the mental health of health and care workers examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the health and care workforce.

The report highlights 10 policy actions as a framework for immediate uptake, such as investing in workplace environments and culture that prevent burnout, promote staff well-being, and support quality care.

Read the report

Press Release by WHO