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In 1948, the World Health Assembly proclaimed April 7 as World Health Day. This date was chosen in commemoration of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and with the need to raise awareness about the world’s deadly diseases and create healthy habits in people.
In these times, with the global Covid crisis affecting the vast majority of the world, celebrating World Health Day becomes a most important and valuable mission. It is a day to recognize everything that health professionals do for us, from orderlies to nurses, through specialist doctors and medical teachers.
Coronavirus aside, the most frequent diseases of our time are related, the vast majority of them, to our lifestyle. Increasingly stressful and frantic, our habits are reflected in the most common health problems among the population. Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases top the list, while other psychological illnesses, such as depression, continue to gain ground.
In recent years, WHO campaigns have worked to encourage health to reach all corners of the planet, enabling people to have health care when they need it within their community, without having to travel long distances to obtain it, and that it is affordable for families.
Despite this, many people still do not have access to quality health care, and it even happens that many people are forced to choose between health, and other daily expenses, such as food and even a home.
From Toldos Guardamar we invite you to reflect on our state of health, assessing whether we do everything necessary to be healthy or if, on the contrary, we need to change our habits at all levels.