April 7: World Health Day

November 3, 2021

In 1948, the World Health Assembly proclaimed April 7 as  World Health Day . This date was chosen in commemoration of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and with the need to raise awareness about the world’s deadly diseases and create healthy habits in people.

The celebration of this day has been carried out since April 7, 1950 and a theme is chosen annually that is based on the needs and suggestions made by the member states.

Why is World Health Day celebrated?

World Health Day is a date created to establish spaces for discussion and education aimed at the population in which it is possible to talk about the ideal state of health, contagious diseases, treatments, prevention and, in this way, to be able to offer help to governments and people on how to manage disease in the world.

All human beings aspire to have good hygiene and good eating habits but, in some cases, these habits cannot be achieved by the entire population due to the living conditions in which they subsist, therefore, campaigns, workshops are necessary , public talks in which the correct ways to maintain good health habits are discussed even when development conditions are adverse

Universal health coverage

In recent years, WHO campaigns have worked to encourage health to reach all corners of the planet, enabling people to have health care when they need it within their community, without having to travel long distances to obtain it, and that it is affordable for families.

Despite this, many people still do not have access to quality health care, and it even happens that many people are forced to choose between health, and other daily expenses, such as food and even a roof.

Goals of World Health Day 2021

Every year since this day was created in 1948, the World Health Organization has a different motto. This time his message is directed to support nurses and midwives, whose work is more important than ever today with the Coronavirus crisis around the world. For this, the World Health Organization sets out the following objectives and priorities:

  • Unanimously recognize the work of nurses and midwives and the role they play in society in caring for our health.
  • Raise the public image and profile of nurses and midwives within healthcare personnel.
  • Boost support and investment in nursing and midwifery.

How to celebrate World Health Day?

The best way to celebrate World Health Day is to create habits that allow us to take care of ourselves physically and mentally, therefore, we recommend some tips to maintain good health that can help you extend your years and feel good about yourself:

  • Eat vegetables in all your meals: Including vegetables in all your meals is a way to fill your body with all the micronutrients that your body needs to function properly.
  • Move a little: Recent scientific studies have shown that high intensity training (HIT) is highly effective in cardiovascular and respiratory health, in addition to helping with problems related to weight, metabolism function and brain function.
  • Wash your hands: Although hand washing may seem like an obvious thing, the reality is that a large percentage of the population does not have this habit within their routines. When we leave our homes we are very exposed to environmental pollution and all the diseases and bacteria that are in the objects we touch. Therefore, it is always very important that when you get home you always dedicate at least 30 seconds or more to cleaning them.
  • Take vitamins: There are vitamins that are essential for the functioning of our body and our nervous system, in fact, it is considered that there are at least 13 types of vitamins that are essential to keep us alive such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, plus all the vitamins of group B, among others.

World Health Day in 2021

In 2020, World Health Day surprised us in the middle of the strict confinement decreed in most of the countries of the world, due to the serious COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, and with time to reflect, the World Health Organization emphasizes the inequalities that exist and that condemn the poorest populations to the disease. The slogan for  World Health Day 2021  is:  “Build a fairer and healthier world . ” It is clear that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the poorest populations most directly and that they had poorer health services. This circumstance is not only unfair, it is also avoidable.

Countries and governments are encouraged to fight to end these inequalities so that we can all come out of this health crisis together, with the same opportunities.

Dr. Loony Davis5
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