World Health Day 2022 – WHO theme & quotes

April 7 is celebrated and observed as World Health Day. The day is celebrated annually by the member states of the United Nations. World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 to mark the foundation of the World Health Organization on April 7, 1948. In this post, we will discuss the objectives, theme, and quotes of this special day. [ web-story on World Health Day]

objectives of the World Health Day

  • World Health Day aims to raise awareness about the health-related issues that concern people across the world.
  • It also aims to garner the attention of the people towards specific health topics of concern for people across the globe.
  • World Health Day also marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization, which was founded on April 7 in 1948, and came into effect in 1950. After coming into effect, World Health Day was the first official initiative of the WHO.

The theme of World Health Day

Each year, WHO chooses a specific theme and attempts to drive attention to a subject of major importance for global health.

This year’s (2022) theme is – “Our Planet, Our Health.” The choice of this theme has been driven by the coronavirus pandemic, pollution, and an increasing incidence of diseases, WHO said.

World Health Day - WHO theme & quotes
World Health Day – WHO theme & quotes

WHO’s words | words said by WHO on World Health Day

“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,” the global health agency said.

WHO added that around the world, 13 million deaths are caused due to avoidable environmental causes. “This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity,” WHO added. “The climate crisis is also a health crisis.”

Speaking about the coronavirus crisis, WHO said it demonstrated the healing power of science while also exposing inequities in the world.

WHO added that “well-being” economies have “human well-being, equity, and ecological sustainability” as its goals.

“These goals are translated into long-term investments, well-being budgets, social protection, and legal and fiscal strategies,” it said. “Breaking these cycles of destruction for the planet and human health requires legislative action, corporate reform, and individuals to be supported and incentivized to make healthy choices.”

India

In India Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government’s focus is on affordable healthcare.

Quotes on World Health Day 2022

  • On this World Health Day, let’s make everyone aware of the importance of good health.
  • Warm greetings to everyone on the occasion of World Health Day 2022.
  • Eat healthily and stay healthy. Let’s commit to giving our bodies the love and food it deserves.
  • Prevention is always better than cure. Take care of your loved ones. Happy World Health Day.
  • Let’s promise to make our planet and our bodies healthy this year. Happy World Health Day.
  •  On the occasion of World Health Day, let’s commit to exercising regularly.
  • Health is a person’s greatest wealth. Let’s try to take care of our health first.
  • There is nothing as important as the health of an individual. Happy World Health Day.
  • Let’s take a step forward to learn better about our health and bodies and work towards making them better.
  • Happy World Health Day! Love your body, love yourself.

In what ways is the Climate Crisis also a Health Crisis | Our Planet, Our Health – significance

In what ways is the Climate Crisis also a Health Crisis:

  • Degrading air quality: The quality of air has drastically degraded and about 90% of people across the world are exposed to it. In the major cities of India, the air quality is so bad that it can be compared to smoking cigarettes by health professionals. There are many reasons that contribute to the declining quality of air. An increase in the number of car usage, smoke released by industries, and wildfires, all contribute to air quality degradation.
  • Industrial waste: Industrial waste is being poorly drained. This causes land and water pollution. It not only results in ill health in people but over time the waste also disrupts the quality of soil and renders it barren.
  • Global warming: The gradual increase in climate temperature is adversely affecting our health. In worst cases, exposure to this kind of heat can cause heat strokes and even death.
  • Increase in wildfires: The increase in climate heat has also increased the possibility of wildfires. Wildfires adversely affect the flora and the fauna of the affected areas. Wildfires not only physically hurt but can also pollute the air and cause respiratory issues in the body.