World Health Day

Can you reimagine a world where our health and the wellbeing of our planet are our primary goals? A world where clean water, air and food are available to every living person and creature?

April 7 is World Health Day and this year the focus is on bringing global awareness to the urgent actions needed to enliven the health of all people and the planet we hold sacred.

With the uncertainty and change over the past two years, we have all been re-evaluating our goals and are reminded of what matters most, the health and safety of our planet and the people on it.

The WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths globally each year are due to avoidable environmental causes, including climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity.

On World Health Day we look at the immediate action we can take to break the cycle of destruction of planetary and human health and we ask governments to share what they are doing to promote ecological sustainability, protect the planet and prioritise the well-being of all people.

Five steps we as leaders can take within our organisations to restore balance to our health and the health of our planet

  1. Cherish and protect the source of all human health, the natural world

  2. Invest in our personal health and wellbeing.

  3. Transition to clean renewable sources of energy.

  4. Move to healthy and sustainable food systems by removing highly processed foods, composting and planting our own vegetable gardens.

  5. Move our bodies daily to keep physically fit and reduce our carbon footprint with travel.