Today is World Health Day
Sponsored by World Health Organization (@WHO), World Health Day is today, April 7, 2021. This year’s theme is to build a fairer, healthier world. COVID19 has exposed the inequities of health care all over the world. While all countries have been affected by this global pandemic, the communities who are already vulnerable to the exposure of diseases and who do not have the same type of access to quality health care are the ones that this pandemic hit the hardest.
Health Equity and its Determinants
This is the second World Health Day to fall during the COVID-19 pandemic – the world’s worst peacetime health crisis in a century. It comes amidst grueling and painful times for the world’s people who are dealing with the impacts of the pandemic, including those working in the health sector. The cost of COVID-19 is so high that it demands we do things differently: that we commit to building a fairer and healthier world by taking health equity much more seriously than before – and meet head-on the social and economic factors that cause health inequities. This is WHO’s call to action on World Health Day – and in the year-long campaign that WHO is launching to mark the day.
An Urgent Call to Work Together to Tackle Health Inequities
Description: This virtual gala event “An urgent call to work together to tackle health inequities” is organized by WHO and is the ‘launch’ event for WHD 2021. It is part of a series of webinar and capacity building events being convened under the umbrella of World Health Day by different WHO departments and Regional Offices throughout 2021.
Launch of New Versions of the WHO Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT and HEAT Plus)
Description: With this webinar, we would like to share with you new versions of the Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT and HEAT Plus). Along with new versions of HEAT and HEAT Plus, we are also releasing a new HEAT Plus Data Repository – a repository of datasets of disaggregated data formatted for upload to HEAT Plus. The repository already includes a range of global, national and subnational datasets for different topics (including: GPW 13; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); Immunization) and will continue to grow.
Building a More Just, Equitable and Healthy World after COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas
On World Health Day, we invite you to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world after COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas.
Building a Fairer, Healthier World
Tomorrow, April 7, is #WorldHealthDay.
Join us as we strive towards building a fairer, healthier world 🌎🌍🌏 post-#COVID19.
Together we can achieve #HealthForAll!
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 6, 2021