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Let’s Build A Fairer, Healthier World For Everyone: World Health Day 2021

As we are in the middle of a global pandemic, the quote “Health is Wealth” has proven to be very accurate. The first health assembly took place in 1948, and the first World Health Day was observed on 7th April 1950. The day focuses worldwide attention on the crucial aspects of global health. This year’s theme is building a fairer and healthier world for everyone. 

In the year 2021, doctors are calling leaders to make efforts and eliminate health inequities to achieve the objective of this year’s theme. Focusing on health issues is all the more critical when the outbreak of covid-19 has really made us think how under-prepared we were that we couldn’t control it. 

On World Health Day, World Health Organisation (WHO) has proposed four significant steps to achieve the objective of 2021; Work together, collect reliable data, tackle inequities, and act beyond borders. 

The WHO constitutional principle says, “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.” which is in line with this year’s theme. 

Covid-19 has hit every country in the world very hard and made everyone realise that there are communities that were more vulnerable to coronavirus than others. These groups were vulnerable because either they were already exposed to some other disease or they didn’t have access to decent healthcare services. 

WHO has called out  world leaders to come together and develop a kind of world where everyone is living and working in conditions that are conducive to good health and urged the leaders to ensure that every community is able to access quality health services depending on their needs. 

If you are thinking about how you can contribute to World Health Day, then the least you can do is take a pledge of wearing your masks, sanitising your hands regularly, and maintaining social distancing to protect your health and others’ health as well. 

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