There are a lot of different kinds of diseases in the world that affects a lot of people. It is necessary for people to learn more about health to improve people’s health and do a lot of research. World Health Day is used to celebrate health consciousness with many people. In order to make every person safer and more secure, it is important to ensure that every work is carried out easily and quickly. Scroll down to know the significance and theme of world health day 2020.
World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to encourage awareness of health around the globe. This is sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the day has a further significance as it falls between the global health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak.
History and Significance Of World Health Day 2020
The First World Health Assembly, held in 1948, called, according to the WHO website, for the creation of a World Health Day to raise global awareness on specific health-related issues to highlight an area of importance to the WHO. Therefore, the World Health Day has been observed every year since 1950, on April 7. The WHO uses this day to mark the start of a long-term plan, with events and services far beyond April 7.
Theme Of World Health Day 2020
According to the WHO, the theme for 2020, which is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, is to celebrate these important medical professionals, who are often undermined. In the COVID-19 response, the international medical agency said that nurses have played such a key role in the provision of quality care and treatment, resolve patient concerns and collect data for clinical research, that the pandemic reaction would not have been possible without nurses.
Therefore, this year the WHO will use the status of nurses worldwide to point out the vital role it plays in ensuring the welfare of the world to the world. aThis year’s theme is ‘Support Nurses and Midwives’
In this context, the WHO released on Tuesday its study ‘State of the World’s Nursing Study 2020,’ which highlights the current situation in global nursing care.
Wishes from leaders
Many politicians went on Twitter greet their supporters on the occasion of World Health Day.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu went on Twitter and asked the Indians to support the medical community’s selfless work. He also emphasized that threats on doctors and nurses are unacceptable.
On #WorldHealthDay let us express our deep gratitude to doctors, nurses & paramedics for their yeoman services in treating & saving lives of COVID-19 patients.
I appeal to all citizens to respect & appreciate the selfless work of the medical community.
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) April 7, 2020
Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres tweeted that this year’s day comes at a very tough time and that we are all more grateful to the health staff than ever before.
World Health Day this year comes at a very difficult time for all of us.
We are more grateful than ever to all of our health workers fighting the #COVID19 pandemic.
You make us proud and you inspire us.
We stand with you and we count on you. pic.twitter.com/laENQX4HfK
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) April 7, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed his followers and said that everyone will pray for each other’s well-being and also thank medical professionals for battling COVID-19 strongly.
Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other’s good health and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace. 🙏🏼
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2020
The importance of world health can be fully understood by bringing about minor changes to our everyday health and by joining in their efforts to educate people about healthy living and preventable diseases which occur because of poor lifestyles.
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