World Health Day takes place on 7 April 2021. The theme this year is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone’. COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on communities that were already vulnerable. These groups are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality healthcare services, and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the pandemic.
This World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for action to eliminate health inequalities, as part of a year-long global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world. The campaign urges leaders to monitor health inequalities, and to ensure all people are able to access quality health services when and where they need them.
More information and resources on World Health Day are available on the WHO website.