Health for All: World Health Day 2024

The right to health of millions around the world is at risk due to various factors, including diseases, disasters, conflicts, and environmental issues. These threats continue to pose a threat to human lives, while conflicts devastate communities by causing death, pain, hunger, and psychological distress. Additionally, the burning of fossil fuels not only contributes to climate change but also compromises our right to breathe clean air, leading to indoor and outdoor air pollution that claims a life every 5 seconds.

While many countries acknowledge health as a human right in their constitution, many have not implemented laws to ensure that their populations have access to essential health services. As a result, more than half of the world’s population was not fully covered by necessary health services in 2021. This highlights the need for greater focus on ensuring that everyone has access to quality healthcare and basic necessities such as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working conditions, and a clean environment.

In response to these challenges, the theme for World Health Day 2024 is ‘My health, my right’. This theme aims to advocate for the right of everyone regardless of location or background to have access to quality health services, education and information as well as basic necessities. It emphasizes the importance of freedom from discrimination in accessing healthcare and advocates for policies that prioritize the well-being of all individuals. By promoting this theme we can work towards creating a world where everyone can live healthy lives without fear or restriction.

By Samantha Johnson

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