Lancet editorial - Health and care workers are owed a better future: response

30 March, 2021

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Earlier this year the Lancet published an editorial entitled "Health and care workers are owed a better future" (

I thought HIFA members may be interested in that editorial (I didn't notice it being discussed on the forum, but may have missed it).

There's also a recent follow up from Lotta et el., titled "Gender, race, and health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic." (

Perhaps members who are health and care workers want to share their own experiences or discuss their views through the HIFA forum? It would be good to hear about experiences in different countries.

Best wishes


Dr Julie N Reza

HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development ( She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group.

Email: naimareza AT