World Health Day 2023 will be celebrated worldwide on the 7th of April, on Friday. In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day 2020 will shine a light on the vital role played by nurses and midwives in providing health care around the world, and call for a strengthening of the nursing and midwifery workforce.
On 7 April, “dawn to dusk” advocacy events will be held around the world to mark World Health Day. One of the main events will be the launch of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020.
The report will provide a global picture of the nursing workforce and support evidence-based planning to optimize the contributions of this workforce to improve health and well-being for all.
The report will set the agenda for data collection, policy dialogue, research and advocacy, and investment in the health workforce for generations to come. A similar report on the Midwifery workforce will be launched in 2021
World Health Day
World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate World Health Day annually on the 7th of April.
It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as World Health Day. Varieties of events related to the particular theme are organized on the international and national levels by the WHO.
Global Polio Eradication was also one of the special themes of the year 1995 world health day. Since then, most countries have become free of this fatal disease whereas in other parts of the world its awareness level has increased.
It has played a significant role in aiming to make the world a healthy world. It has all the statistics about global health reports.
HOW WORLD HEALTH DAY IS CELEBRATED?
Participated organizations highlight their activities and support through media reports by means of press releases, news and etc. Health authorities from different countries take part in the celebration with their pledges in order to support health issues worldwide.
Activities such as debates, art exhibitions, and essay writing are all part of the conference of health workers in order to help people stay healthy and informed about media coverage.
WHY WORLD HEALTH DAY IS CELEBRATED?
World Health Day celebration focuses on increasing life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits. This event also focuses on today’s youth in an effort to prevent and improve their health so that they can contribute to a world free of AIDS and HIV.
The WHO is also focusing on disease-spreading vectors such as mosquitoes (which can transmit diseases like malaria, dengue fever, filaria, chikungunya, yellow fever, and others), ticks, bugs, sand flies, snails, and other creatures in order to rid the world of a variety of illnesses brought on by parasites and pathogens.
- It provides better prevention and cure of vector-borne diseases spread by vectors and travelers from one country to other. WHO supports various health authorities on a global basis to make their own efforts for public health problems to enhance a better life without any diseases.
Some of the objectives of the celebration listed below:
- To protect families living in disease-vulnerable areas.
- To increase public awareness of various causes and prevention of high blood pressure.
- To motivate the worldwide health authorities to make their own efforts in creating healthy environments in their country.
- To encourage the most vulnerable group of people to frequently check their blood pressure and follow medications from professionals.
- To promote self-care among people.
WORLD HEALTH DAY THEMES, SLOGANS, AND HASHTAG
- World Health Day 2022 Theme is “Health Promotion for Well-being, Equity and Sustainable Development”.
- The slogan is “Health For All“.”.
- The primary hashtag that we are using is #SupportNursesAndMidwives but look out for posts using #WorldHealthDay as well.
We aim to inspire, motivate and guide UHC stakeholders to make commitments toward UHC:
- Inspire—by highlighting policy-makers power to transform the health of their nation, framing the challenge as exciting and ambitious, and inviting them to be part of the change.
- Motivate—by sharing examples of how countries are already progressing towards UHC and encouraging others to find their own path.
- Guide—by providing tools for structured policy dialogue on how to advance UHC domestically or supporting such efforts in other countries (e.g. expanding service coverage, improving quality of services, reducing out-of-pocket payments).
- Trigger a wave of public appreciation for the work of nurses and midwives and the part they play in delivering healthcare
- Raise the profile of nurses and midwives within the health workforce
- Catalyze support and investment in nurses and midwives
Call to action
- Nurses and midwives provide essential health services all throughout our lives. Show them your appreciation and thank them for what they do.
- Nurses and midwives often work in challenging circumstances: undervalued, under-resourced, overworked. Let’s remind our leaders to support them and make investments that enable them to work to their full potential.
- Talk to your local nurse and midwife about getting the information and support you need to take care of your own health and the health of your family.
- make universal health coverage a reality by increasing funding for nurses and midwives.
- Boost nursing and midwifery influence and leadership to improve health services
- Make a resolution to collect better data on the health workforce this year so that we can direct resources and implement changes where they are most needed.
- Nurses and midwives are the cornerstones of strong, resilient health systems. Show them respect.
- Nurses and midwives are advocates and innovators in their communities, clinics, hospitals and in the health care system. Respect, value and support them
- Nurses and midwives, like other cadres of health workers, have the power to change people’s lives for the better through quality health advice and care.
A day in the life of a nurse/midwife
Want to know what it’s like to be a nurse or a midwife? We invite you to shadow a nurse or midwife in your community. Learn more about them, and their life-saving work and become an advocate for them. Nurses and midwives are vital to our future, we need millions more.
Thank a nurse/midwife
Just imagine how powerful it would be if we all thanked nurses and midwives with a flower, card or social media post. Share your photos of/with your nurse or midwife on social media using the hashtag #SupportNursesAndMidwives. Make sure to personalize your message and explain why you are thankful
Tagline: Support Nurses and Midwives
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