INTERNATIONAL WORLD HEALTH DAY: APRIL 7, 2009

 

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Save lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies

World Health Day 2009 focuses on the resilience and safety of health facilities and the health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. Events around the world will highlight successes, advocate for safe facility design and construction, and build momentum for widespread emergency preparedness.

World Health Day 2009

World Health Day 2008

Displaced people from Sudan's Darfur collecting water in the Gassire camp in eastern Chad.

Protecting health from climate change
In 2008, World Health Day focused on the need to protect health from the adverse effects of climate change. The health impacts of climate change are already evident in different ways. These impacts will be disproportionately greater in vulnerable populations, which include the very young, elderly, medically infirm, poor and isolated populations.

World Health Day 2007

WHO staff and GOARN members at work in the field

International health security
The theme for World Health Day 2007 was international health security, which is the first line of defence against public health emergencies that can devastate people, societies and economies worldwide. The aim was to urge governments, organizations and businesses to “invest in health, build a safer future”.

World Health Day 2006

Working together for health
In 2006, World Health Day was devoted to the health workforce crisis. Around the world, there is a chronic shortage of health workers as a result of decades of underinvestment in their education, training, salaries, working environment and management. This is a crisis from which no country is entirely immune.

 
 
 

SOURCE:  http://www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

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