WORLD HEALTH DAY 2022: “OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH”
Every April 7th is #WorldHealthDay. In 2022, the theme of the Global Health Day is ‘Our Planet, Our Health‘. This year, WHO is focusing on global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.
World Health Day is observed every year on April 7 to raise awareness about the importance of health and to mark the widespread contributions of our medical faculty. According to World Health Organization (WHO), health is fundamental to human happiness and well-being. It contributes to economic advancement because healthy people live longer and are more productive.
In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.
WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crises which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crises is a health crises.
In view of the global health crises, it behoves on us to pay particular attention to our health and deliberately engage in activities that help to preserve the environment and foster a global well-being.