Health for All: World Health Day 2024

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

Despite many countries acknowledging health as a human right in their constitution, there are still many countries that 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 means that over 4.5 billion people were denied access to quality healthcare and essential services.

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 safe drinking water clean air good nutrition quality housing decent working conditions and a clean environment. It also emphasizes the importance of freedom from discrimination in accessing healthcare. By promoting this theme on World Health Day 2024 we can work towards creating a world where everyone can enjoy their fundamental right to good health.

By Riley Johnson

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