Posted: April 7, 2020
Celebrate Our Healers on World Health Day
By Heather Bresch, Mylan CEO
As nations everywhere continue the fight to save lives in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Health Day is a somber reminder that we can’t afford to take good health for granted. And just as importantly, now more than ever, we can’t take healthcare professionals on the front line for granted. They are risking their own safety – and potentially that of their loved ones -- to help others during an unprecedented global crisis.
This year’s World Health Day specifically honors nurses and midwives – critical caregivers who provide important expertise day in and day out, often without recognition or fanfare. Their work is essential and leaves a lasting impact. We are grateful for all they do in normal circumstances and especially grateful for their ongoing commitment in this time of great need.
I’d also like to extend my deepest appreciation to all of our healthcare heroes who are caring for those affected by the virus - healing mind, body and spirit in so many ways. Whether you are a nurse, doctor or X-ray technician seeing patients, a lab technician working to provide accurate diagnostics, or in the healthcare field helping in another way, we are awed by your tireless dedication, and we can’t thank you enough.
I’m also grateful to Mylan’s thousands of employees around the world who are continuing to deliver on our mission of providing medicines to our patients. Over the years we have weathered many storms together, from natural disasters to economic downturns and global unrest, and yet, through it all, we have always found a way to fulfill our responsibility and remain committed to doing so regardless of challenging circumstances. For a brief glimpse of our work, I invite you to watch this video.
As we navigate through this uncertain time, let’s take a moment to celebrate our healthcare professionals and the example they set for all of us. By working together and never giving up, we can and will make a difference.