WORLD HEALTH DAY

April 07, 2017 0 Comments

WORLD HEALTH DAY

7th April 2017
Where/Who: World Wide
Why: To bring awareness and address global health issues.



The World Health Day is a global health awareness day observed every 7th of April. Campaigns and activities are sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) working under UN for addressing the health issues on a global basis.

 



World Health Day is a worldwide observance and World Health Organization (WHO) organizes programs for the whole year with the help of government and non-government organizations, schools, colleges and universities. Every year, WHO chooses a theme to run the celebration. Whatever theme has been chosen, will be the focus of the global health awareness for the whole year.

World Health Day helped address serious health issues like chickenpox, polio, and many other illnesses most especially in developing countries

Health professionals from around the world take part in the celebration  to support the health issues worldwide. Several activities are done such as medical conferences with some media coverage to encourage people to participate and work towards the goal of World Health Day.

The celebration focuses on increasing the life expectancy by addressing common but most of the time dismissed health concerns. World Health Day also aims to meet these objectives every year:

  • To increase the public awareness.
  • To provide detail knowledge of various diseases (from cause to cure).
  • To promote self care and personal health awareness.
  • To motivate the government to provide enough health support for their own people.
  • To bring awareness to families living in disease vulnerable areas.
  • To teach travelers how to be cautious by researching health issues on their destinations.

According to World Health Organization, this year’s global theme for World Health Day is Depression. According to their website (http://www.who.int), Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds.

 

Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help.

 Some known Natural Depression Treatments are:

1. CREATE  A ROUTINE


 

    2. EXERCISE
    3. EAT HEALTHY
    4. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
    5. CHALLENGE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
    6. DO SOMETHING NEW
    7. TRY TO HAVE FUN
    Remember, there is nothing wrong in asking for help. There are more people than you realise that are going through the same as you. Reach out to family, friends or your doctor. Never give-up until you get the help that you need. And if you know someone going through Depression, reach out, be there and listen.
    To know more about on going activities in your location, you can check the links below:
    AFRICA
    US 
    EUROPE 
    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN 

    SOUTH EAST ASIA
    WESTERN PACIFIC