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Commemorating World Health Day 2024

Apr 5, 2024 |

World Health Day Poster for people with disabilities

Since 1948, every year on April 7th, people worldwide come together to celebrate World Health Day. This occasion, spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), raises awareness about critical health challenges and mobilizes efforts to promote better health for everyone.

The theme for World Health Day 2024 is My health, my right,’ which underscores everyone’s right to comprehensive health care, education, and information. It advocates for essentials like pure water, clean air, balanced nutrition, secure housing, fair work conditions, and freedom from discrimination.

World Health Day also reminds us of the importance of preventive healthcare. It’s crucial for our community to recognize that many of the primary factors contributing to amputations, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, are largely preventable through early detection and lifestyle adjustments. By embracing healthy behaviors, we can improve individual well-being and, in turn, quality of life.

Each of us can contribute to building a healthier world, whether it’s through championing policy reforms, supporting organizations committed to improving health equity, such as the Amputee Coalition, or simply making healthier choices in our daily lives. For further details into the 2024 World Health Day campaign and resources, consider visiting the WHO’s digital hub.