Living a healthy lifestyle and being mindful about it not only helps people to feel better physically and mentally but also improves their overall well-being. Knowing about various health factors also enables an overall progressive approach in life. To create awareness about important matters related to health and emphasize the priority areas around it, World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April. This day is celebrated to spread awareness about health and offer gratitude for living a healthy life.

World Health Day commemorates the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. WHO utilizes the anniversary of its founding day not only as an opportunity to celebrate its work but also as a chance to highlight the current global health priority. Presently, the COVID-19 pandemic has formed expanding issues concerning polluted earth and the increase in diseases, and accordingly, the theme for World Health Day 2022 has been selected as ‘Our Planet, Our Health’. Due to the massive hit of the pandemic, multiple dangerous diseases have expanded, and hence it has become a priority for many nations to focus their attention on urgent actions to keep humankind and our planet healthy. It has become certainly significant to facilitate activities to create focused overall health and wellbeing.

In the past few years, India as a country has also focused on health sectors and progressed extremely well in its health and well-being aspects. According to a recent report by the Asia Pacific Observatory of WHO, India had made massive improvements in the health outcomes of its citizens. Even the life expectancy at birth has increased to 69.6 years in 2020, from an expected 47.7 years in 1970. Yet, it is quite important to understand that India is also confronting new challenges as types of diseases have changed over the years. Thus, it is important to spread awareness about different health settings and celebrate World Health Day to extend support for such matters. The World Health Day can work as an assertive reminder for India and the rest of the world that maintaining good health and well-being has become extremely significant in today’s world.

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