World Health Day is celebrated on the 7th of April every year to mark the start of the World Health organization in 1948. This year the theme for the day is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world.’
Health is an aspect entitled to everyone. Sadly, it is not guaranteed. Health in today’s world is bordered on people who can afford it. Factors like a place to live, grow, get educated, work and age are those things that the pandemic has helped us understand better in view of a healthy lifestyle.
In today’s world, more than 70% of the population do not have these aspects for themselves even as a right! This large group involves women, pregnant women, and lactating mothers, women with a disability, and children with disability too. If we gave it a thought as to who is supposed to be responsible for all that has happened. It is us.
The deteriorating health conditions, malnutrition by birth, increasing mortality rates, irreversible diseases like cancer have taken the stand and told the world what it is capable of.
Disability is a largely neglected health condition around the world. In India, 2% of the total population suffer from various types of disabilities in a different percentage range. With superstitions, false beliefs, societal pressure, and myths running all around, disability has forever taken a step back from mainstream society. It is only in the new millennium that the mindsets have started to change.
With this said, let us celebrate this day ensuring that we include Persons with Disability in the Health agenda with the motto:
‘Promoting inclusion in view of building a fairer, healthier world’.
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