Thursday, April 07, 2022

April 7th is World Health Day


Health. I wonder why that would be an important topic just about now? Well, I don't know if it is too soon for us to be laughing about this, but the coronavirus pandemic continues, and will continue to leave its mark on humanity for several years to come. It has also laid bare how humans act under such stressful conditions - and I don't mean just the negative news, but also the positive news, the many told and untold sacrifices of healthcare professionals and others. 

The World Health Day, is essentially the commemoration of the day in which the World Health Organization (WHO) was established, all the way back in 1948. 

The WHO, in conjunction with the UN has been setting various global societal goals, and has been providing direction, impetus and organization for countries and organizations. It is only fitting that this day be celebrated as World Health Day. 

On World Health Day, here are a few things to commit to:

1. Giving healthcare professionals their due respect. It is important to allow professionals in a given field to remain focused on their roles and help as many people as they can. 

2. Shun armchair fake "experts" trying to dole out unnecessary panic and misinformation. 

3. Trust science, support science and promote science. Educate friends and family as much as possible. 

4. Put your mental and physical health first! And remember the age-old aircraft safety advice - put your mask on before helping others. Care for yourself, and you will be able to care for your loved ones!

5. Celebrate life, and more importantly Healthcare Professionals - from the doctors and the nurses, to the orderlies and janitors! 

Until next time!

If you wish to add this for future reminders to yourself: 


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