Dr. Tedros – launch of the WHO/ILO joint report on the work-related burden of disease and injury

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World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Dr. Tedros – launch of the WHO/ILO joint report on the work-related burden of disease and injury” – below is their description.

17 September 2021 – According to the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury, 2000-2016: Global Monitoring Report, the majority of work-related deaths were due to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. “It’s shocking to see so many people literally being killed by their jobs,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Our report is a wake-up call to countries and businesses to improve and protect the health and safety of workers by honouring their commitments to provide universal coverage of occupational health and safety services.”

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