Every year on April 7th, the world celebrates World Health Day. The World Health Organization, or WHO, was created on this day in 1948. Since 1950, World Health Day has been marked to raise awareness about current health issues that affect the general public.
Every year, a theme is chosen that focuses on a particular health concern. The topic for this year is ‘Our Planet, Our Health,’ which focuses on attaining a pollution-free planet where everyone has access to clean air, food, and water.
- WHO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and was founded by the member states of the United Nations.
- At least 45 million people worldwide are affected by bipolar disorder.
- Approximately half of the world’s population does not receive the health services they require.
- Poor health systems have contributed to the deaths of 6.6 million children all over the world.
- More individuals have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet.
- Each day more than 800 women die due to childbirth complications.
- More than half of children’s death under 5 are preventable.
Some common ways by which people can stay healthy are:
- Eating healthy
- By getting sleep of 7-8 hours
- Drinking adequate water
- Managing stress levels