Tajikistan celebrates “Health Worker Day”

WHO/Tahmina Alimamedova

One of a series of events to celebrate Health Worker Day in Tajikistan

“The medical profession is considered one of the most honoured and noble of professions,” this was the message delivered by the Minister of Health of Tajikistan Dr Salimov at an event to celebrate Health Worker Day on 17 August.

A series of events were organized by the Ministry of Health and the Health Worker Staff Association of Tajikistan, including a ceremony to commemorate the birthday of the medieval physician and philosopher Avicenna. The ceremony was attended by Dr Salimov, Dr Saida Jobirova (First Deputy of the Minister of Health), Dr Pavel Ursu (WHO Representative/Head of WHO Country office in Tajikistan) and heads and workers of the republican medical health care centres of Dushanbe city.

A celebratory meeting at the State Sanitary Epidemiological Surveillance Service brought together representatives of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and Tajik State Medical University. Dr Salimov congratulated all health care workers on this occasion and wished them health, well-being and success in their work. He highlighted the importance of celebration and the marking of the Day of Health Workers.
Dr Pavel Ursu also highlighted that remembering aid workers and acknowledging their contributions in this area is of great importance for the health care system, as it works towards better health for everyone. He added: “natural disasters, emergencies, diseases threaten the lives and health of millions of people every year. In the midst of such crises, thousands of dedicated health workers and humanitarian workers strive to care for those who have been affected and to support local authorities in delivering assistance.”

During the meeting, several doctors were honoured for their achievements with certificates and medals.