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World Health Day 2021

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Kristin Davis

This year, World Health Day (7 April 2021) is all about building a fairer, healthier world. For over 50 years, since its founding in 1948, the World Health Organization's (WHO) mission has been to create awareness for a variety of health issues as well as offer informational resources to the general public. 

World Health Day has enabled WHO to help shine a light on controversial topics such as mental health, maternal/child care, climate change and so much more. Its advocacy helps inspire efforts for global change and incite healthcare accessibility. 

Unfortunately, many people across the world live in poor conditions, with low income and lack of access to resources like technology, clean water, food, etc… and as the World Health Organization (WHO) puts it “This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies”. That is why the mission behind this year's campaign for World Health Day is to take the lessons we have learned from Covid-19 and use them to fight for true equity and health - for everyone. 

Although we may be approaching the end of Covid-19 soon, there is still the matter of financial, mental and medical disarray it has left behind. “Covid-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality health care services and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the pandemic.” - World Health Organization. 

We encourage you to visit the resources below and consider sharing them with your friends, family and colleagues. You can also learn more about our mission “to make healthcare efficient, affordable and accessible for everyone”. Have a happy #WorldHealthDay2021!

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