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World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April to commemorate the anniversary of the establish of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) in 1948 .
Each year for this date, a composition is chosen that highlights an area of precedence business for WHO. In the grimace of the current pandemic, a contaminated satellite, and an increasing incidence of diseases, the composition for World Health Day 2022 is Our Planet, Our Health. This birdcall from PAHO, the WHO, and partners, presents a singular opportunity for a green and healthy recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, that puts the health of individuals and the planet at the center of actions and fosters a movement to create societies focused on wellbeing .
In recent decades, enhancements in health services, environmental protection, economic development, and early factors have led to improvements in the health of people across the region of the Americas. Nevertheless, an estimated one million premature deaths per year are attributable to known evitable environmental risks .
Air befoulment, contaminate water, inadequate sanitation including solid waste management, risks related to certain hazardous chemicals, and negative impacts of climate exchange are the most pressing environmental public health threats in the Region. These threats to public health are compounded by faint government practices and potential inequities in health a well as by limited leadership, expertness, and resources in the health sector.
however, this theme of Our Planet, Our Health should be a potent reminder to us that the resolution of many of these issues are beyond the exclusive horizon of the health sector and, as a consequence, an effective reply will demand whole- of- politics and whole- of- society approaches .
Join us to the World Health Day memorial. We will be presenting the Region ’ s vision together with inspiring stories from countries of the Americas about the actions that they are taking to build a world with houseclean vent, safe water, and sanitation, where healthy food is available to all, cities are livable, economies are climate-resilient and focused on health and wellbeing. Furthermore, they are contributing to a worldly concern where all people, including those life in situations of vulnerability, can live longer, happier and thrive .
9:00 – 9:05 a.m .
master of Ceremonies :
Dr. Marcos Espinal,
Director, Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health ( PAHO )
9:05 – 9:15 a.m .
Health, Environment, and Climate Change in The Americas : Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Carissa F. Etienne,
Director, Pan American Health Organization ( PAHO )
9:15 – 9:25 a.m .
Healthier Environments, Healthier People
Dr. Jacqueline Álvarez,
Director, Latin America & the Caribbean UN Environment Program ( UNEP )
9:25 – 9:35 a.m .
Accelerating the conversion in Honduras to clean and healthy energy for all
Dr. José Manuel Matheu,
Secretary of Health ( Honduras )
9:35 – 9:45 a.m .
Health and climate change in Argentina
Dra. Carla Vizzotti,
Minister of Health ( Argentina )
9:45 – 9:55 a.m .
Building climate resilient health systems in the Caribbean
Dr. Christopher Tufton,
Minister of Health and Wellness ( Jamaica )
9:55 – 10:10 a.m .
brief remarks by moderator and questions from the audience
10:10 – 10:15 a.m .
Dr. Jarbas Barbosa,
Assistant Director ( PAHO )
TIME IN OTHER CITIES
- 6:00 am.– Los Ángeles, Vancouver
- 7:00 am. – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San José ( CR ), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
- 8:00 am. – Bogota, Kingston, Lima, México City, Panama City, Quito
- 9:00 promethium. – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, Havana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Washington DC
- 10:00 autopsy – Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo
- 3:00 autopsy. – Geneva, Madrid
For other cities, check the time in the follow link