World Health Day’s Theme Our Planet, Our Health
Every year on 7 April, the world celebrates the importance of health and access to health care services.
World Health Day Theme
This year “Our Planet, Our Health” is the theme of the year. It focuses on the interdependence between nature and all levels of our health. The World Health Organization estimates that over 13 million deaths worldwide are caused by environmental issues each year. In fact, climate change has been linked to diseases such as cancer, asthma, heart problems, plagues, and more.
Humanity created health systems based on its own egoistic and evil intentions. So we cannot expect good to come out of evil. The evil that is mentioned here is the selfish, egoistic quality that permeates the human race. Health systems, like all systems in society, depend on how money is handled and the willingness of people to keep them functioning properly.
We can keep counting deaths and complain about the state of the world, but nothing will change until we acknowledge that health systems globally have failed. Our main concern should be the question of how humanity has reached such a low level in spite of all the scientific progress which was supposed to ensure a good life for all on this world health day.
World Health Day
Many international organizations that are supposed to guarantee a better state of the environment and global health, instead of promoting those goals, simply collect financial aid and jet from conference to conference with no real results and action to improve the situation concerned with.
It is therefore no wonder that not only are we unable to effectively deal with epidemics, but chronic diseases, which have almost been eradicated, are re-emerging. There can be an incubation period of hundreds of years in which a disease returns and we are not aware of the process, but we will never be able to destroy them for good if we continue to create conditions for their spread.
All diseases, especially those discovered in the last few decades, are the result of mental, physical and biological imbalances between an individual and the environment, and between humans. Unless we fix it, we will not be able to eliminate the cause of diseases.
As human beings, we need to understand that the state of nature depends on the relationship between us. We see direct evidence of our negative impact on nature, but the interconnection runs deep. We have to face it, change our attitude, and be ready to adapt to the totality of nature. This means that instead of only considering selfish calculations and understanding what we can do regardless of the consequences, we only need to take what is needed to survive and care for the good functioning of the system as a whole necessary on this world health day.
More than 300 million people. This is the number of people in need of humanitarian health assistance as a result of natural disasters and conflicts around the world. The combined global trends of climate change and growing and aging populations are increasingly increasing human health needs around the world. So our main focus is…
During emergencies, the health needs of affected communities depend heavily on the context. For example, in low-income or tropical countries, acute respiratory diseases, along with diarrhea, maternal and neonatal conditions, malaria, tuberculosis, undernutrition, and epidemics, represent some of the most important causes of death and disease. In some contexts, mass violence is sometimes the first cause of mortality. Additionally, crisis situations also often have a significant impact on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of those affected.
Humanitarian Health Aid
Health is at the core of humanitarian aid interventions. At the same time, the health of a community also serves as the ultimate reference for measuring the overall human response to a crisis. Thus addressing health needs often involves coordinating other areas of human intervention. For example, addressing cholera includes both health and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
The role of health in human settings is becoming more important every day. On the one hand, this is due to the weakness of health systems in many areas of human intervention, which cannot cope with local needs. On the other hand, an increasing range of services is now expected of health in humanitarian settings. For example, the frequency of chronic non-communicable diseases (such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes), together with the health risks associated with a growing urban population, pose new challenges to humanitarian aid interventions.
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