International Year of Health and Care Workers Activity Coordination Meeting


Director-General for EU and Foreign Affairs Dr. Selami Kılıç and James Campbell, Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organization (WHO) held a videoconference on March 18, 2021, to discuss activities to be jointly conducted with WHO within the framework of the International Year of Health and Care Workers, which was declared by WHO upon the proposal of Minister Koca. Turkey led the proposal to declare 2021 the International Year of Health and Care Workers at the 74th Health Assembly in November 2020. 

In this context, WHO offered Turkey to lead various activities on a global scale. At the meeting, events that can be led by Turkey were planned. 

In addition, necessary preparations were made for Minister Koca's participation in WHO's COVID-19 press briefing on healthcare workers to be held by the WHO Secretary-General, Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on April 1, 2021. A digital platform dedicated to healthcare workers was also discussed at the meeting.