Today is a special day as the whole world observes World Health Day. In the present era, this day is more relevant than ever before. The climatic conditions of the Earth are not breaking news anymore. And these adverse changes are directly affecting life on Earth. Therefore, 2022 World Health Day is observed to create awareness among people regarding climate change and how it is affecting us. As healthy planet means healthy us.
World Health Organization
Established in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) serves as an international body that is responsible for the health of all the countries of the world. Currently, 193 countries are members of this organization. The activities, programs, and projects initiated by WHO are funded through the aid provided by the member states.
“WHO leads global efforts to expand universal health coverage. We direct and coordinate the world’s response to health emergencies. And we promote healthier lives – from pregnancy care through old age. Our Triple Billion targets outline an ambitious plan for the world to achieve good health for all, using science-based policies and programs.”
WHO and its work during the pandemic are praiseworthy. The timely awareness, training health workers, and helping developing countries among the deadly crises showed the importance of this organization in the present day. And we can’t thank the organization enough for its work in the poverty-ridden parts of the world.
2022 World Health Day
To remark the creation of the World Health Organization, every year the world celebrates World Health Day. Previously, the day was observed on 22 July but later on, the date was changed to 7th April. Today marks the 72 years of World Health Day. Every year this day is celebrated to discuss issues related to health which is prevalent in most parts of the world.
“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.”
Theme Of World Health Day 2022
The theme of this year’s World Health Day is to honor and pay tribute to the frontline workers like nurses. Also, the goal is to spread awareness among people regarding the climatic issues that have serious repercussions on human health. As the World Health Day 2022 theme Our Planet, Our Health, gives the message of WHO that aims at ‘keeping humans healthy by keeping the planet healthy.’
Pakistan and World Health Day 2022
Pakistan being an active member of the World Health Organization also observed the day. The WHO country office in Islamabad organized a walk and cycling race to mark World Health Day. As Pakistan is already working on various projects to improve the climatic conditions and the health conditions of the country which is exactly in line with this year theme of World Health Day.