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Cancel the debt so doctors and nurses can keep saving lives
by Collective
7 May 2020

A call for urgent action to support doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic.

We are all health workers, nurses, doctors. Every day we are on the frontline fighting this virus. Every day we are on the wards, in the emergency rooms. Every day we see first-hand the suffering this sickness is causing.

Many of us lack the vital protective equipment that stops us getting infected, and stops others getting infected too. This is dangerous, exhausting work.

Even the best public healthcare systems in the world are struggling to face this virus. Yet we know it is the countries with healthcare that is universal, and publicly provided, that will be best placed to get through this. Yet in most countries, health services are desperately weak and deeply unequal. You can only get treatment if you have money.

This is a global public health emergency bigger than anything humanity has ever seen. Governments all over the world must make a huge investment in scaling up public healthcare now for all their people. Healthcare is a right and should be free.

Rich nations should help pay for this by immediately cancelling the debt payments of developing countries. This will release billions of dollars that can pay for vital healthcare. Many governments are currently spending far more on repaying debts than they do on health. To prevent millions of deaths this injustice has to end now.

We call on the leaders of the world to act now. Act now to make healthcare available free to all who need it. Act now to cancel the debts of developing countries before it is too late.

Dr.Febby Andri, Indonesia

Dr. Haifaa Awad, Denmark

Dr.Asma Awadh, Kenya

Medical Officer, Salim Shafiq Abdalla, Kenya

Dr. Rúbia Dara Belizário, Brazil

Physician’s Assistant, Charles Duah, Ghana

Dr. Rob Hadman, UK

Dr.Nguyen Thi Hang,Vietnam

Dr.Clara Hernando, Spain

Dr.Trinh Thi Huong,Vietnam

Dr. Đoàn Ngọc Hùng,Vietnam

Dr. Sara A. Johnson, United States

Nurse, Fela Kumambala, Malawi

Dr.Veronica G.Lewis,United States

Dr. Norma Matara, Zimbabwe

Nurse Kiran Zin, Pakistan

Paramedic Shaan Asghar, Pakistan

Dr Subhan Ali, Pakistan

Dr Shoaib Tarar, Pakistan

Dr Maria Zahid, Pakistan

Dr Ayesha Mustafa, Pakistan

Dr Salman, Pakistan

Dr Haleema Khizar, Pakistan

Paramedic Zeshan Sindu, Pakistan

Dr. Michele Musoga, Kenya

Dr. Mwanaidi, Kenya

Dr. Yesika Nadya, Indonesia

Dr. Fortune Nyamande, Zimbabwe

Dr.Javier Gómez Pavón, Spain

Nurse, Karess Stacey A. Rivera, Philippines

Dr.Huang Thu Thuy, Vietnam

Dr. Lee Edson P. Yarcia, Philippines

Paramedic, Adnan Asghar, Pakistan

Paramedic, Azhar, Pakistan


Dr.Irem, Pakistan

Dr.Rajat Jain,India

Paramedic,Junaid, Pakistan

Dr.François Lhote, France

Paramedic,Naila Pakistan

Dr. Norma Matara, Zimbabwe

Dr.Yesika Nadya, Indonesia

Dr Shiny Shankar, UK

Paramedic, Rajana, Pakistan

Paramedic, Saddam, Pakistan

Dr.Shumaila, Pakistan

Paramedic, Mudassar Tahir, Pakistan

Paramedic, Mujahid,Pakistan

Paramedic, Zohaib, Pakistan

Dr. Sunil Panwar, Kenya

Dr. Helena Bond, Kenya

Dr. Faisal Ali, Pakistan

Dr. Areeha Zulfi, Pakistan

Dr. Ayesha Mustafa, Pakistan

Dr. Kamran Ali, Pakistan

Dr. Tayyaba Ali, Pakistan

Dr. Imtiaz, Pakistan

Dr. Areeha Zulfiqar, Pakistan

Dr. AliKazmi, Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Bin Tahir, Pakistan

Dr. Ahmed Bukhari, Pakistan

Dr. Shabana Zul, Pakistan

Dr. Robina, Pakistan

Nzubechukwu Nzewi, Critical Care Nurse, Nigeria

Dr BakoIstifanus Bintum, Nigeria

Dr Chibuzor Chibuoke, Nigeria

Dr David Timothy, Nigeria

Dr Makplang Milaham, Nigeria

Dr Pauly Archibong, Nigeria

Dr Uzoma Azuike, Nigeria

Nurse Adejoke Aderemi, Nigeria

Dr Olga Maragarita Agramonte Llanes, Cuba

Dr NandiIshaya-Tokkit, Nigeria

Dr Onyebuchi Eluemelem, Nigeria

Dr Frank Dyke, Nigeria

Dr Ayeni Babatunde, Nigeria

Dr Sule Adebo,Nigeria

Dr Yakubu Agada-Amade, Nigeria

Dr Cornelius Gofung, Nigeria

Medical Laboratory Scientist, Chioma Uzoma - Esomonu, Nigeria

Medical Officer John Musa, Nigeria

Midwife Chioma Njoku, UK

Nurse Oge Theresa, Nigeria

Nurse Eno Inwang, Nigeria

Nurse Agnes Okoro, Nigeria

Nurse Mary Simon, Nigeria

Nurse Ebun Adebayo, Nigeria

Nurse Chinyere Alaukwu, Nigeria

Pharmacist Ziriyi Achi, Nigeria

Anesthesiologist Bartholomew Murey, Nigeria

Dr. Muhammad Atif Bukhari, Pakistan

Dr. Ali Bukhari, Pakistan

Dr. Tahir Pran, Pakistan

Dr. Qasim, Pakistan

Dr. Tahira Ali, Pakistan

Dr. Shoaib Tarar, Pakistan

Dr. Rabia Hassan, Pakistan

Dr. Sadiq Nadeem, Pakistan

Dr. Sarfraz Lahori, Pakistan

Dr. Shazia, Pakistan

Dr. Amna Mirza, Pakistan

Dr. Amina Sindhu, Pakistan

Dr. Tayyba Marza, Pakistan

Dr. Alina Bukhari, Pakistan

Dr. Tayyaba Mirza, Pakistan

Dr. Sarfraz Bukhari, Pakistan

Dr. Ayesha Mustafa, Pakistan

Dr. Shoaib Tarar, Pakistan

Dr Anjum Mehar, Pakistan

Dr Shoaib Tarar, Pakistan

Dr. AliImtiaz, Pakistan

Dr. Areeha Zulfi, Pakistan

Dr Shahnaz Ali, Pakistan

Dr Ehsan Ali, Pakistan

Dr Shabana Kousar, Pakistan

Dr. Adnan, Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Ali, Pakistan