December 14th local time, WHO held a regular press conference on COVID-19.
WHO Director-General Tedros said that health workers account for about 3% of the global population, but account for 14% of all people infected with COVID-19.
It is necessary to ensure that health workers have access to personal protective equipment.
According to the latest data from WHO and UNICEF, a quarter of global health institutions lack basic water supply services, Tedros pointed out.
In 47 least developed countries around the world, half of the medical institutions do not have clean water.
This puts healthcare workers and patients at risk of various infections, significantly less safe delivery, and leads to antimicrobial resistance.