World Health Day 2022
7th April 2022 - Our planet, our health
Are we able to reimagine a world where clean air, water and food are available to all?
Where economies are focused on health and well-being?
Where cities are liveable and people have control over their health and the health of the planet?
World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Over the past 50 years, this ‘awareness day’ has shone a light on numerous important public health concerns in the world, such as mental health, child poverty, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.
The theme for World Heath Day 2022 is “our planet, our health” and the campaign is focusing global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy, and foster a movement to create societies focused on wellbeing. This year’s WHO/Europe campaign will promote messages and activities that showcase how individual choices and social behaviours impact our environment.
The WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crisis is also a health crisis.