health

World Health Day 2009 Focuses on Hospitals and Emergency Care

Thursday, April 16, 2009 by: Melanie Grimes
Tags: World Health Day, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
Wild eyes and bowl cuts: Why do mass shooters always share the same hair styles and crazed zombie stares?
Genetically white woman now claims self-identify as black: If you can choose your gender, can you also choose your race? What about your species? Can a human claim to be a llama?
Mind control through emotional domination: How we're all being manipulated by the "crisis of the NOW"
Costco stops selling antibiotic laden chicken in response to consumer demand
Delicious
(NaturalNews) World Health Day is a program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) to focus attention on the health needs of people worldwide. This year's theme focuses on the safety of healthcare facilities and readiness of emergency care workers around the world. The motto for this year is "Save lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies". Always celebrated on April 7th, this year's opening ceremony took place in Beijing China. Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, gave the opening remarks, entitled, "Keeping hospitals safe in emergencies protects people's health."

The first World Health Day was celebrated in 1948 when the First World Health Assembly marked the founding of its organization. Last year's event was focused on protecting people from climate change, and previous topics have included international health security, mental health, and mother and child health.

WHO is the coordination authority of the United Nations that directs health initiatives around the world. They set standards and provide support to various nations. Member countries of the United Nations form the membership of WHO. Other countries can become members by application. There are currently 193 Member States, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Earlier this month, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan appointed the film star, Jet Li as WHO Goodwill Ambassador. Mr. Li attended the opening ceremonies of World Health Day in Beijing. A Chinese martial arts expert, Mr. Li represented China in over 45 martial arts tournaments around the world before beginning his acting career. Mr. Li has been active in philanthropy since the 2004 South Asian tsunami. He has set up programs for emergency aid in China.

WHO has a six point agenda for changing public health.

1.Promoting development. This includes helping impoverished countries to gain access to health care and preventing and treating chronic and tropical disease around the world.

2.Fostering health security. This agenda item deals with outbreaks of infectious disease, diseases caused by urbanization or environmental factors, food production and the use of antibiotics.

3.Strengthening health systems. This includes providing staff, financing and systems for technology and essential drugs.

4.Harnessing research, information and evidence. WHO sets standards and communicates about research results around the globe.

5.Enhancing partnerships. WHO aids organizations worldwide to collaborate and communicate, from UN agencies to international donors and organizations.

6.Improving performance. WHO aids in reforms for its own efficiency as well as the activities it monitors.

Regional Committees of the WHO have set up events in their different regions to fulfill the organization's agenda and to celebrate World Health Day. The goals for this year's activities focus on training health care workers, designing and building safe hospitals, and ensuring that hospital staff and supplies are secure. More information can be found at their website: http://www.who.int/en/.

http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2009/en/...

http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2009/world_he...

http://www.who.int/en/



About the author

Melanie Grimes is a writer, award-winning screenwriter, medical journal editor, and adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University. She also teaches homeopathy at the Seattle School of Homeopathy and the American Homeopathic Medical College.
A trained homeopath, she is the editor of the homeopathic journal, Simillimum, and has edited alternative and integrative medical journals for 15 years. She has taught creative writing, founded the first Birkenstock store in the USA and authored medical textbooks.
Her ebook on Natural Remedies for the Flu is available at:
http://melanie-grimes.blogspot.com/2009/04/b...
Follow her blog at
http://melanie-grimes.blogspot.com/
www.melaniegrimes.com





Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
World Health Day at FETCH.news
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.