Dr. Fritz Marasigan, a general practitioner, checks a patient in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, which has more than 654,000 residents, is one of the most densely populated areas of the city, and faces health inequities and susceptibility to severe diseases. Photo credit: Cressida Reyes

Health workers play a vital role in keeping communities healthy and safe. World Health Worker Week –organized from April 1-7 by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and the World Health Organization – is a time to express support and gratitude.

Read about several of URC’s frontline health worker heroes in Uganda, the Philippines, Mali, Ghana, Eswatini, and Cambodia. These people – working with projects URC implements around the world – often are the first and main contacts for patients.