COVID-19 and Patriarchy in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 2124 ... June 16, 2020
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COVID-19 and Patriarchy in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Salimah Valiani

In an effort to shed light on the vital but undervalued labour of predominantly female health professionals, the World Health Organization named 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

It is an irony and a sickening reality that 2020 turned out to be the year when nurses and other health workers would be pushed to utter vulnerability in the effort to manage COVID-19. Nurses, the only health professionals who are on hospital floors for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, around the world -- along with hospital cleaners and community health workers -- are some of the most important health workers at this time.

Nevertheless, in keeping with the culture of taking these predominantly female workers for granted and undermining their professional knowledge, nurses and others are struggling for protective gear and other supplies crucial to caring for patients.

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