The World Health Organization founded World Health Day in1948. April 7th each year it's celebrated. It's a global health awareness day that aims to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. Our Planet Our Health is the theme this year that focuses global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. 

According to World Health Organization, "WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crisis is also a health crisis." This year’s World Health Day will shine a light on nurses and midwives, the on-the-call, restless workforce that revolutionized the healthcare industry as we know it today.

According to Awareness Days, "The WHO asserts, following countless studies, that countries that invest in universal healthcare will make a sound investment in their human capital; indeed, access to a very bottom line of care and financial protection will not only truly improve someone’s health and life expectancy, but also protects countries from epidemics, reduces poverty and the risk of hunger, creates jobs, drives economic growth and enhances gender equality."


Authored by: Kaniece Tell