World Health Day 2021

Every year on 7 April, we celebrate World Health Day, a date focused on raising awareness about the importance of health as a fundamental right, drawing attention to a specific health topic of concern to people worldwide.
Under the theme «Building a fairer and healthier world», this year's campaign tackles current inequities in healthcare conditions, highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iniquity is not only unfair, but it is preventable, and calls global leaders "to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health."

"All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water and air, food security and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies."

The WHO also reaffirms the commitment to "ensure that everyone, everywhere, can realize the right to good health."

On World Health Day —and every day— WONCA advocates for health equity and pays tribute to the work of family doctors and health workers, nurses, & researchers around the world for the great work they do every single day.

*with information of the WHO