Thursday, April 7, 2022

World Health Decade of Action & 6 Global Health Issues


Did you know... today is World Health Day and the World Health Organization, WHO, has declared this the “Decade of Action”.

World Health Day seeks to raise awareness about a major global health concern selected by the WHO. This day aims to increase awareness about the selected health concerns and hopes to encourage countries to focus their resources on addressing them.

The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded on April 7, 1948 to better address the needs of global health issues. Every year, the WHO Assembly meets in Geneva, Switzerland to choose a major global health concern and promote it through World Health Day in the hopes of increasing awareness and preventing more cases.

St. George University, SGU, has listed 6 Prominent Global Health Issues to Be Aware of:

  • 1.       Pandemics
  • 2.       Environmental Factors
  • 3.       Economic Disparities & Access To Health Care
  • 4.       Political Factors
  • 5.       Non-Communicative Diseases
  • 6.       Animal Health, Food Sourcing & Supply

The ever-growing list of global health issues can be overwhelming, but there are so many ways individuals can make a positive impact.

“Everyone can make a difference,” Dr. Macpherson asserts. “Small contributions quickly add up if enough people take up the cause.”

One suggestion is to expand your perspective on medicine by gaining a unique perspective on integrating medical care at both the holistic and patient levels which is at the core of Ayurvedic Medicine, which looks at the root causes and inter-relationships in all areas of life and their impacts on health and quality of life.

For more information about living a healthier lifestyle and how we can support that, please check out the information on future instructional classes in the trainings tab and free resources in the Wellness Services Tab or contact us for information or an appointment. 

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