2022 World Social Work Day

The 2022 World Social Work Day is essential for Medical Social Workers to celebrate themselves and appreciate excellent work with diverse populations. The International Federation of Social Workers has tagged this year’s WSWD as Co-Building a new eco-social world: Leaving No One behind series of activities were conducted across the 36 States in Nigeria, including the Federal Capacity Territory (FCT), Abuja.

First, Mr. Kayode Ogedengbe (The National President of the Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria (AMSWON) was invited by the Global Social Services Workforce Alliance to serve as a panellist on a critical role in support and protection of children, families and others in needs, who are located in schools and healthcare facilities. This is a webinar that has the support of USAID, World Health Organisation and UNICEF, which emphasized how the diverse roles of social service workers located in schools and health care facilities; 2) exchanged learning on how the social service workforce can work most effectively when found in such community settings; and 3) provided recommended strategies and interventions for strengthening the social service workforce within such settings. The WHO representative emphasized the Global Perspective: the Social Service Workforce In Health Facilities and Settings. The WHO Health Action Plan: 2022-2030 highlighted the critical roles of social services workers worldwide, and it was not too surprising WHO tagged 2021 as the International Year of Health and Social Care Workers. View the slide on the Global Perceptive of social service workforce in the Health care facilities and settings.

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Events commemorating World Social Work Day were organized across the country like Ogun State, Calabar, Lagos, and Oyo State. We’ve got Medical Social Workers to organize rallies and seminars around the importance of co-building a new ecologically friendly social world without leaving anyone behind.

Happy 2022 Social Work Month.



Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

International Federation of Social Workers