Every year on the 7th of April, the World Health Organization (WHO) along with the support from its member nations celebrates world health day. In 1950, the first world health day was celebrated. This day is celebrated to spread information and awareness about the importance of health to human beings. World health day is celebrated every year with a specific theme. This year’s theme is to honour the contribution of nurses and midwives, recognising their vital role in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers put their own health at risk to protect the broader community.
The main objectives behind celebrating World Health Day are:
Now a days, our lifestyle has become very erratic, fast and unhealthy. Everyone is running behind business competitions, education, career, money and because of that we are taking away ourselves, from healthy lifestyle. We often tend to ignore the most precious thing that we have got and that is our health. By observing such international date for awareness, the idea is to spread knowledge on health issues and empower people in the decision making on health diagnosis and medical treatments.
On this World Health Day, it’s a great approach to aware ourselves to move little bit towards a healthy lifestyle and safe food. There are different ways to celebrate World Health Day like seminars, talks, health campaigns, posters competitions etc, which usually takes place on this occasion. On behalf of NAYS-Pakistan, I would like to suggest some of the ways you can take some inspirations from and celebrate World Health Day with great enthusiasm this time.
One of the most important gifts that you have received for free is good health. It is important that you should take good care of your health and of people around you.
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Article By: Ms. Sundeela Fayyaz