On April 7th the world will celebrate the World Health Day 2021 encapsulating the theme “Building a fairer & healthier world” in its celebration. World Health Organisation has declared the 7th of April each year as ‘World Health Day’.
As this is a challenging year for us due to the spread of COVID-19 and so the WHO is creating awareness among people about health and safety.
History of World Health Day
The World Health Day was declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 7th April. The WHO in 1948 organised the First World Health Assembly. That day the assembly decided to celebrate World Health Day every year with effect from 1950 on 7th April. The celebration aims to create awareness among the people to be healthy and safe.
Over the past 50 years, the organisation is working to improve various health issues and fighting against serious diseases. The celebration focuses to improve public health at the global level.
Importance of World Health Day
The day plays an important role in increasing the global governance of health issues and diseases. This day is celebrated to highlight the critical matters of health issues like mental health, maternal and child care, climatic change. This year it aims to restrain the impact of Covid-19 across the globe, as the Coronavirus is rapidly increasing in the World. The campaign helps to spread the awareness among the public that, ‘we should take care of our health to live a happy and safe life’.
The theme of 7th April 2021
The theme of 2021 is “Building a Fairer, Healthier World” and it aims to promote sustainability factors across the world. The pandemic has already increased poverty, health inequalities, starvation and the unemployment ratio globally. Thus this time the theme indicates people to join and celebrate the campaign of World Health Day to bring fairness and healthiness to the world.
World Health Organisation states that “WHO is committed to ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can realize the right to good health”.
Objectives of the World Health Day
The objective of the day is to spread health awareness at the global level with the specific theme of the year. It helps to highlight the concern of health issues among the people. The main aim is to educate the people to take care of their health and improve the living standard, hygiene. It commits to provide ‘A disease-free world’.
COVID-19: a challenge for ‘WHO’
The World Health Organisation is worried about the rapid surge of Coronavirus. This year is the biggest challenge for the organisation to curb the impact of the COVID-19 disease. It has adversely affected the health and immunity system of the people.
The WHO aims to stop the chain of Coronavirus to save everyone’s life. In January 2021 the vaccine syringe was available to boost the immunity power of an individual. In the current situation, the world is facing a new strain of Covid-19, but the campaign of World Health Day will soon curb the surge of Covid-19.
Some steps to build a Healthy world
- A country should keep access to food, shelter and clothing necessities.
- In the time of Covid-19 people should enhance their living standard and boost their immunity power. Everyone should wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing to save lives. People should get vaccinated as soon as possible.
- Every country should increase sustainability, education standard and literacy, save water, and green environment.
Currently, everyone should follow the protocols guided by the health departments to fight against the novel Coronavirus and make a fair and healthy world.