#WHWWeek: Health Workers Count
How one Twitter chat amplified health workers’ voices and trended nationally
Fenton works with Johnson & Johnson to develop digital and partner engagement strategies, content and advocacy activities around key global moments to elevate underrepresented global health narratives, including obstetric fistula, newborn survival and the global workforce deficit. The stories inspire us all to improve health for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
In honor of World Health Worker Week — April 3 through 9 — @JNJGlobalHealth convened a Twitter chat to bring together the full set of sectors working with and for health workers around the world. From researchers and policy makers to advocates and implementers, the conversation drew over 2,500 unique participants from nearly 60 countries and focused on how we can prioritize, support and celebrate the crucial role of health workers in spreading wellness to all corners of the Earth. The #WHWWeek Twitter chat trended on Twitter nationally, successfully engaged Members of Congress, UN agencies, leading nonprofits and foundations, and put the voices of health workers themselves front-and-center.