Health For All: Uniting On World Health Day

Health For All: Uniting On World Health Day
7 Apr 2024
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Health For All: Uniting On World Health Day

    The most incredible wealth is health!


    In a fast-moving world where the pursuit of success can consume our every moment, it's all too easy to forget the one thing that truly matters—our health. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, the World Health Organization (WHO) has boldly reminded us of this fundamental truth by declaring World Health Day. It's a time to pause, reflect, and spread awareness about the pressing global health issues that affect us all.

    Get ready to explore and celebrate World Health Day!

    What Is The History Of World Health Day?


    The World Health Organization (WHO) was established on 7th April, 1948. Each year, on the anniversary of its founding, people worldwide celebrate World Health Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of global health challenges and highlighting the path toward achieving Health For All.


    Brazil and China have proposed the establishment of an organization to deal with global health-related challenges. The organization finally came into existence on 7th April 1948, with initially 61 countries signing the agreement to establish the NGO. The contract to develop the NGO was initially proposed in 1945, and it stated that this body should be completely independent of any government powers and focus equally on health. The proposal was approved in New York, and World Health Day was initially set to be commemorated on 22nd July after going into effect. Still, it was later changed to 7th April to honor the organization's establishment.

    What Is The Theme For This Year?


    This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day with the theme 'My Health, My Right,' which emphasizes the importance of accessibility to quality health services, education, and information. It also highlights the significance of access to safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.

    World Health Day 2024: A Day To Focus On Our Global Health


    On this World Health Day, we strongly encourage you to learn more about global health issues and how to support universal healthcare access.

    There are several ways to become engaged, and every little effort is beneficial. Let's work continuously together to make the world healthier for everyone.


    World Health Day: Health For All


    1. Make healthy food choices: What we eat primarily impacts our health. Add more vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and fewer animal-based foods to your daily diet. Limit foods that contain added sugars and salt. Limit or avoid processed and fast foods as they can increase the risk of heart disorders, cancer, and other health conditions. Eat meals at set times, and avoid eating dinner late at night. Keep your heart and other organs healthy by eating healthy foods. 


    2. Get moving: One of the beautiful things we can do to keep ourselves healthy is exercise. Staying physically active can prevent or manage various disorders such as high blood pressure, depression, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. It can boost the good cholesterol called HDL (high-density lipoprotein), improve mood, control weight, and promote better sleep. Experts recommend a minimum of one to fifty minutes of moderate or seventy minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, which is essential to achieve the benefits. 


    3. Have screenings and vaccinations at the right time: One of the most outstanding artificial achievements is the discovery of vaccines, but some people refuse to get vaccines due to misunderstanding. Discuss with your physician about vaccines. They can explain the effectiveness, safety, and necessity of vaccination in detail. Health screening tests such as mammograms, Pap smear tests, etc., can detect cancers and other potential problems early for more successful treatment. Screening recommendations vary with age, so discuss with your healthcare provider if you have a family history of any diseases. 


    4. Stay at a healthy weight: A healthy body mass index range is 18 to 24.9. If you are obese or overweight, you are at high risk of health disorders such as blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and cancers. Avoid unhealthy diets or vigorous workouts to reduce weight, as they may harm your health. Visit a nutritionist or certified gym professional to achieve your weight goals. 


    5. Say no to unhealthy habits: Some people smoke, drink alcohol, or overeat to have fun and reduce stress. As they may seem to be stress-reducing at the moment, these habits can intensify the stress and raise the risk of various health complications. Notably, smoking can be very dangerous to everyone. Even if you cannot avoid them, you must try limiting these habits to stay disease-free. 


    6. Take medicines as prescribed: Antimicrobials are drugs used to kill disease-causing pathogens. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when the pathogen develops the ability to grow in the presence of medications instead of being killed. This process can produce more dangerous strains of pathogens that require advanced medicines to treat. Though antimicrobial resistance is a natural process, taking medicines more than prescribed and misuse can accelerate it. 


    7. Get sound sleep: Stealing time from sleep is the easiest option many of us choose in our busy schedules. Getting a sound sleep of seven to nine hours is essential for our mental and physical health. Get to bed early each day, avoid exposure to blue-light screens from mobiles and computers, and avoid caffeine intake before sleep. 


    The End Card


    He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.


    Health is a fundamental human right and a vital determinant of an individual's development. It can be accomplished, among other things, by having access to enough food, clean water, sanitary services, and health education. To achieve this, on this world health day 2024, we need to raise people's knowledge about the need for healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular exercise and a balanced diet, to help them live longer, healthier lives by preventing diseases from developing in their bodies that could be fatal if not treated appropriately or left untreated. Let's protect and maintain our health to lead a disease-free life.

    Written by
    Ishwarya RMedical Content Writer
    AboutIshwary R is a Medical Content Writer at MrMed. She completed her PG from the University of Madras, Chennai. She did her final year project in CSIR-CLRI, Adyar, entitled Studies on production of Biosurfactant by bacillus subtilis using Leather industry bioproduct. She did her offline internship and learned clinical Laboratory skills in Billroth hospital and her online internship in SS Healthcare. She strengthened her skills in research, writing, editing, and proofreading medical content, blogs, and scientific articles.
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