Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates April 07, as the World Health day to spread the awareness about the healthy lifestyle habits among the public.
It is said that:
“Health is Wealth.”
“Health is the relationship between you and your body.”
“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.”
As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health is a “State of complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”It is the most important aspect of our existence which can’t be ignored.
We all know various types of diseases are there in the Environment due to which people are suffering. It is necessary to spread awareness among people and to give knowledge about health. For this, every year on 7 April World Health Day is observed under the leadership of the World Health Organisation to draw attention among the mass people towards the importance of global health.
World Health Day: History
World Health Day marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization which was founded in 1948. Therefore, in 1948 in Geneva, the World Health Assembly was held for the first time and it was decided to celebrate annually on 7th April as World Health Day. On this day, by WHO variety of events with a particular theme are organized at the international and national level.
In the year 1950, World Health Day was first time celebrated worldwide.
This is the tough time for the whole world as more than 200 countries and territories are affected by COVID-19. World Health Day 2020 is dedicated to the nurses and midwives who are at the forefront and curing the people from COVID-19 infection. Let us have a look in detail about World Health Day!
- 20 seconds Hand-washing
- 2 Meters distance
- 0 possibility of virus
Stay hygienic, Stay Apart, Stay Healthy
The World Health Organization (WHO) was set-up in 1948 to coordinate health affairs within the United Nations member nations. WHO’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948, and this day is celebrated as the World Health Day across the UN member nations. WHO is working endlessly with its members to build a healthier, and better future for the whole world. Since 1995, every year World Health Organization selects an annual theme to highlights that year’s priority area of concern. This year, the pandemic is chosen to address.
World Health Day is the day to thank all the doctors, nurses, midwives and healthcare workers who are fighting with COVID-19 with bravery and courage.
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Year of Nurses: 2020
To show the solidarity for their work, and to show the gratitude, the World Health Organization is celebrating 2020 as the Year of Nurses, and Midwives. The work of the selfless midwives and nurses are helping the world to create a healthier tomorrow. WHO is arguing the public to show the appreciation and the gratitude towards how nurses and midwives for what they do to keep us all healthy.
World Health Day 2020 Tagline:
“Support nurses and midwives”
WHO argues for universal health coverages. Accessible, and affordable healthcare for the whole world is necessary to build a healthy future. Still, healthcare is a luxury for millions. They are forced to choose between poverty and healthcare. In order to build a healthy world, we all should work together with our local systems to provide healthcare facilities towards every single citizen. Healthcare facilities should not be a luxury, its should be affordable, and there should be zero discrimination for them.
According to WHO, World Health Day 2020 Tagline is Support Nurses and Midwives. Nurses and health workers in the hospitals are working day and night, curing patients of COVID-19, providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and also collect data for clinical studies. Therefore, on this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwives, World Health Day will focus and highlight the current status of nursing and midwifery workforce around the world. They help us live in a happier, healthier world. Spare a minute and say Thank You to them.
This year WHO is celebrating the contribution of nurses, and midwives for providing high quality, respectful treatment, and for leading community dialogue to address fears and panics among the public during this distressing time. Lakhs of nurses are working long hours skipping their meals and sleep to support the health care systems across the globe. This year on Health Day, WHO released the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing Report to provide details about the World Nursing Workforce. This provides a picture of the nursing workforce across the globe and also supports evidence-based planning to process the contributions of this workforce to improve health and wellbeing for all. This report sets the agenda for data collection, policy dialogue, research and advocacy, and investment in the health workforce for generations to come. In 2021, a similar report for the Midwifery workforce will be launched.
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