If there’s one thing that’s been on everyone’s mind over the past year or so, it’s health. And that’s why this year’s World Health Day is an extra important one.
On April 7th, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Health Day. The goal of this recognition is to shed light on the world’s health inequity and to call on leaders around the world to take efforts to improve things, especially for those that health inequity hits the hardest.
Health is not created equal.
Certain people have better access to health services than others and are able to live healthier lives because of that fact. It was true long before the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s been highlighted since. All around the world, groups of people have little or no access to safe environments, clean water or air, food security, proper housing, employment opportunities… the list goes on. All of that leads to unnecessary suffering, illness, and even death.
There are ways to fix it.
Disadvantaged groups exist in almost all corners of the world, in various areas, including but not limited to healthcare. But when it comes to health, there are ways to correct the inequities and give more people access to the care they need. COVID-19 has hit communities that were already vulnerable the hardest — those communities that are more likely to be exposed to the disease, and who have less access to quality healthcare services.
Leaders must take action.
This World Health Day, the WHO calls on leaders around the world to take action to correct health inequity and ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that promote good health. The organization implores leaders to:
- Work together to address the root causes of health inequity and implement solutions…
- Ensure timely collection of reliable health data to assess inequity problems…
- Adopt approaches to address the causes of health inequity…
- Act beyond national borders to help the world’s entire population conquer COVID-19.
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