In 1948, the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), created World Health Day. This day is focused on raising global awareness of health issues and pushing for solutions. Every year, WHO chooses a different theme to focus on. This year's theme is "Our planet, our health" We'll discuss what this means, how you can get involved, and some of the biggest issues facing world health today.
One of the main goals of World Health Day is to bring attention to health issues that are often overlooked. This year, WHO is focusing on how our planet's health is interconnected with our own. They're also calling for action to protect our environment and improve our health.
What are the biggest issues to discuss on World Health Day 2022?
There are many pressing issues that need to be addressed in order to improve the health of both individuals and the planet. These include access to clean water and air, food security, and creating economies that focus on health and well-being. According to the WHO, over 90% of people breathe polluted air as a result of fossil fuel combustion. Now, mosquitoes are spreading diseases farther than ever before in a heating climate. Extreme weather events, land degradation, and water scarcity are displacing people and affecting their health. Pollution and plastics are found at the bottom of our deepest oceans, the highest mountains, and have made their way into our food chain. Systems that produce highly processed, unhealthy foods and beverages are driving a wave of obesity, increasing cancer and heart disease while generating a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
There is evidence that humans are already feeling the effects of climate change, which include more extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changes in local plants and animal populations. Climate change is defined as a long-term alteration in temperature and typical weather patterns in a place. Climate change could refer to a particular location or the planet as a whole.
Climate change is a global health issue because it threatens the food and water supplies that we rely on, as well as the stability of our climate.
It is already making people sicker and more vulnerable to disease and is projected to cause even more health problems in the future. It can lead to increases in extreme weather events, which can impact both physical and mental health.
In order to support World Health Day, you can get involved in local activities or donate to organizations that are working to improve global health. You can also spread the word about the importance of this day and the issues that need to be addressed. Breaking these damaging cycles will necessitate legislation, corporate change, and individuals being supported and incentivized to make healthy decisions.
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