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World Health Day – World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Day - World Health Organization (WHO)

WORLD HEALTH DAY

World Health Day is an International Health Awareness Day which is celebrated on April 7 every year with the sponsorship of WHO, WHO and other affiliated organizations.

In 1948, the World Health Organization established the first World Health Assembly. Since 1950, the Legislature has decided to celebrate April 7 as World Health Day. The World Health Day is organized to mark the founding of the World Health Organization, and the organization sees it every year as an opportunity to bring global attention to a topic of vital importance to global health. The World Health Organization organizes international, regional, and regional events on a day related to a specific topic. World Health Day recognizes various governmental and non-governmental organizations that highlight their support for media reports, such as the Global Health Council, which is interested in public health issues.

World Health Day is one of eight official global health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization, as well as World Tuberculosis Day, World Vaccination Week, World Malaria Day, World Tobacco Control Day, World AIDS Day, World Blood Donors Day, World Hepatitis Day.

 

WHAT IS HEALTH?

In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as a phrase.
In 1986, the World Health Organization stated:

A resource for everyday life, not a purpose for living, Health is a good idea that emphasizes social and personal resources and physical abilities.
Health means a resource to support one’s work in the wider community. A healthy lifestyle provides a way to live a full life.

Health has recently been defined by the body’s ability to adapt to new threats and weaknesses. They are based on the idea that modern science has dramatically increased human awareness of diseases and how they have worked over the past few decades.

 

TYPES OF HEALTH:

Mental and physical health is the most discussed health. They are associated with lower stress levels and mental and physical well-being.

 

Physical health

For a person experiencing physical health, physical work is the best performance, not only for lack of illness, but also for proper exercise, balanced nutrition and adequate rest. We receive treatment when needed to maintain balance.
Physical well-being involves following a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of illness. For example, maintaining physical fitness can protect and develop a person’s breathing and heart function, muscular strength, flexibility, and anatomy.
Physical health and well-being help reduce injury or health problems. Reduce workplace hazards, safe sex, maintain good hygiene, or avoid tobacco, alcohol or illicit drugs.

 

Mental Health

Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, social, and mental well-being. Physical health is as important as a full and active lifestyle.
Mental health is harder to define than physical health because, in most cases, the diagnosis depends on a personal understanding of their experience. However, as the test improves, some of the symptoms of certain types of mental disorders are now “appearing” on CT scans and genetic testing.
Mental health is not just the absence of depression, anxiety or any other disorder.
It depends on the ability of:

– Enjoy life
– Go back after a tough experience
– Get the balance
– Is hostile to this
– Feel safe and secure
– Get your skills

Physical and mental health is linked. If chronic illness affects a person’s ability to do their regular chores, it can lead to depression and stress, for example, due to money problems.
Mental disorders such as depression or anorexia nervosa can affect weight and function.
It is important to approach “health” more holistically than its different types.

 

FACTORS FOR GOOD HEALTH

Health depends on many factors.
– A person is born with a sequence of genes, and in some people, an abnormal genetic pattern is less than optimal for  health.
– Environmental factors play a role. Sometimes the environment is enough to affect health. Other times, a genetically susceptible person may develop an environmental trigger.

 

Access to health care may play a role, but the WHO suggests that the following factors may have a major impact on health:
– Where a person lives
– Atmospheric conditions
– Genetics
– Income
– Education level
– Relationships with friends and family

Steps to help improve our health include:
– A balanced and nutritious meal, sour as naturally as possible
– Regular exercise
– Screening for at-risk diseases
– Learn to manage stress
– Engages in activities that aim and connect with others
– Have a positive attitude and appreciate everything you have
– Defines a value system and uses it

Peak health is different for each person, and how you gain well-being differs from one another. We may not be able to avoid the disease altogether, but we can develop as much flexibility as we can and prepare the body and mind to deal with the problems, because they can be a step we all take.

 

Why World Health Day?

World Health Day is not just about hands-on and eating healthy. This is a day celebrated by government and non-governmental health organizations around the world with a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles that enhance the longevity of people around the world. There are organized activities, pledges and support programs, like conferences for doctors, briefings for local politicians, informational demonstrations for youngsters and youth, public marches and demonstrations, as well as general or easy access to medical examinations.  There will also be discussion of related topics, art exhibitions, essay writing, competitions and award ceremonies on World Health Day. This special day has become a collective effort aimed at protecting human health and wellbeing globally.

 

World Health Day Theme

Each year since 1995, the annual theme is chosen, which highlights the priority area for years. Global polio eradication is one of its most effective World Health Day themes of 1995. Because of the efforts that year, the rate of polio awareness has increased significantly, and now people in many parts of the world are free from this deadly disease.

Other important issues adopted by the World Health Organization are the emerging epidemics of 1997; Safe Motherhood in 1998; Steps to Health 2002; International Health Care in 2007; Healthy heart rate 2013, healthy blood pressure. The theme of World Health Day 2014 is vector-borne diseases.

Small creatures + small bites = a big three

WHO is a small organism, such as mosquitoes, shadflies, bugs, ticks, and freshwater snails. They are most commonly found in tropical areas where safe drinking water and sanitation facilities are available.
Vectors are endangering human health and are responsible for diseases such as malaria – the most deadly vector-borne disease that causes 660 000 deaths annually worldwide. Dengue fever, lymphatic filariasis, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, and yellow fever are other serious diseases that are caused by the vector.

Dengue is a fast-growing vector disease that has increased more than 30-fold in the last 50 years. Dengue is now common in countries that were previously unknown. In today’s world with environmental challenges such as trade, globalization, climate change and urbanization, vector-borne diseases have contributed greatly to the rise.
A particular species of mosquito in the US affects 21 countries. The entire population of 35 countries, except Canada and the mainland of Chile, lives with a mosquito that is capable of transmitting dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever viruses.

The World Health Day 2020 theme is ‘Support nurses and midwives’. To generate attention towards their contribution during the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Health Day will “highlight the current status of nursing around the world”.

The World Health Organization in its 2014 aims to:

– Families living in areas infected by vectors will learn how to protect themselves
– When traveling to countries where vector-borne illnesses are harmful to health, travelers are more aware of their safety.
– Health Ministries have taken steps to improve the safety of the population in countries with vector-borne diseases
– Authorities work with local and allied authorities to improve integrated surveillance of vectors locally and in neighboring countries and take measures to prevent their spread.

 

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY:

Here are some ideas:

Stay without germs! Thousands of germs are waiting for you to wash your hands. Get rid of the disinfectant and clean your phone, keyboard and anything you use regularly. Avoid direct contact with sick colleagues.

Eat Breakfast People who eat breakfast are proven to be healthy.

Think exercise! If you take public transit, stop early; take stairs instead of lifts, and park very far ahead.

Water! Staying hydrated will get you energized and prevent you from feeling hungry.

Skip lunch! A lunch is an important part of a diet.

320px-Healthy_vegan_snack Plan Stay healthy snacks! Dark chocolate (yes chocolate!), Almonds, raisins, and fresh fruit are delicious, and will boost your immune system.

Be aware of mental fatigue! Keep things beautiful and personal – they have a way of relaxing the bad nerves.

Don’t ignore the pressure! Symptoms include rapid heartbeat or heart palpitations, dry mouth, headache, strange aches and pains.

Avoid overworked muscles and take regular breaks! If you spend long periods of time intermittently, you are at increased risk of recurrent stress injury (RSI). When you’re working on your phone, use a speakerphone, shoulder pad, or headset to sit upright.

Get up! Permanent short intervals are better for your back than short long breaks. Spend extravagance, walk, see a colleague instead of a phone, use photocopies and get some sunlight.

The most important way to stay healthy in the workplace is to start with self-awareness. Know yourself, your limits, when to take a break, when to take a break. Excessive exercise – it helps you physically and mentally – at work and at home.

World Health Day may be just a day, but it is also a day to remind ourselves of the importance of health, because certain things must be part of what we do.

STAY HEALTHY!!

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April 7, 2020

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