World Health Day 2022: Our Planet, Our Health.

By Krista Harris | 7 April 2022
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World Health Day takes place each year on the 7th of April to celebrate the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. 

The World Health Organisation works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. 

This year’s theme is ‘Our Planet, Our Health.’ After the covid-19 pandemic, it is important now more than ever to make the health of our communities a priority through clean air, water and food. 

What Can Individuals Do To Take Part In World Health Day?

  1. Share your story of ‘our planet, our health’ with the hashtag #HealthierTomorrow
  2. Raise your voice and demand climate actions to protect your health. 
  3. Take action, inspire others” – join our five-point plan: 
    • Walk or pedal to work at least one day a week. Choose public transport.
    • Change to a renewable energy provider; don’t heat your rooms over 21.5C; turn off the light when not in the room.
    • Buy your fresh groceries from local producers and avoid highly processed foods and beverages. 
    • Tobacco is a killer and a polluter. Stop consuming tobacco. 
    • Buy less plastic; use recyclable grocery bags.

     

     For more information on World Health Day, visit: World Health Day 2022 (who.int) 

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