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World Health Day is celebrated annually and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The date of 7 April marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948.

The celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

World Health Day is a global campaign, inviting everyone – from global leaders to the public in all countries – to focus on a single health challenge with global impact. Focusing on new and emerging health issues, World Health Day provides an opportunity to start collective action to protect people’s health and well-being.

World Health Day 2022

World Health Day 2022

The theme for 2022 is Our planet, our health.

In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, and increasing diseases like cancer, asthma and heart disease, WHO will focus global attention this World Health Day 2022 on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.   

Facts/ Social media messages

  • Air pollution kills 13 people every minute due to lung cancer, heart disease and strokes. Stop burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas.
  • Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air. Stop burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas. #HealthierTomorrow
  • Burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas causes air pollution. Keep fossil fuels in the ground for a healthy planet and a healthy me.
  • Climate change is a threat to human health driving diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, and mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue.
  • 3.6 billion people lack safe toilets globally. Untreated human waste degrades ecosystems and human health.
  • 2 billion people lack safe drinking-water globally. Protect water sources by preventing sewage, waste and chemicals from entering our lakes, rivers, or groundwater.
  • 829 000 people die from diarrhoeal disease every year caused by polluted water and poor sanitation.
  • Manage medical waste safely. Needlestick injuries from discarded syringes can cause Hepatitis B, C and infectious diseases. Emissions from burning of health care can increase cancers.
  • Tobacco kills more than 8 million people every year & is highly addictive. It is a major risk factor for cancer, heart, lung diseases. 600 Million trees are chopped down to make 6 trillion cigarettes every year, decreasing the clean air we breathe. No tobacco.
  • Tobacco kills; growing tobacco harms the planet. Keep your bodies and the environment free from tobacco.
  • Our planet, our health: clean our air, water and food.
  • Our planet, our health: Reimagine our economy, society, health.
  • Rising temperatures and floods caused by climate change will place an additional 2 billion people at risk of dengue infection.
  • Nitrogen dioxide pollution can aggravate respiratory diseases, particularly asthma. Well planned public transport systems, including safe walking and cycling, can improve air quality, mitigate climate change, and deliver additional health gains.


Source of info: WHO

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