On World Health Day, which falls today, April 7, 2021, the World Health Organization said that our world is an unequal world, as the “Covid-19” pandemic revealed that there are countries that live healthier lives and better health services than other countries. The ability to obtain the necessary health aid.
Our world does not achieve equality
The Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the light, and how some people can enjoy a healthy life and have access to health services more than others, for reasons that are all due to the conditions in which they are born, grow up, live, work and grow old. Around the world, some groups struggle to meet their needs with little daily income, live in poor housing and educational conditions, have fewer job opportunities, suffer from greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to a safe environment, water, clean air and security. Food and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, preventable disease and premature death.
In a message marking World Health Day, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said that this day sheds light on the manifestations of inequality and justice that plague health systems. He added, “Within countries, we have observed that rates of disease and death due to Covid-19 disease are higher among populations and societies suffering from poverty, unfavorable living and working conditions, discrimination and social exclusion.”
“This is not only unfair, but it is also something that can be avoided,” the organization said. We therefore call on leaders to ensure that everyone enjoys favorable living and working conditions for the enjoyment of good health.
At the same time, we urge leaders to monitor health inequities and ensure that all people have access to quality health services wherever they need it. ” Covid-19 has severely affected all countries, but its impact has been more severe on already vulnerable communities, which have been most vulnerable to disease, have less access to quality health care services, and have increased the risk of adverse consequences as a result of measures taken to contain the pandemic.
2021 year health workers
The year 2021 has been declared the International Year of Health and Care Workers in appreciation and gratitude for their continued dedication in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Protection. Investment ». Its purpose is to highlight the urgent need to invest in health workers for shared gains in health, employment, economic opportunity and equity. The organization called for measures to support, protect, motivate and provide the health and care workforce with the necessary equipment in order to provide safe health care at all times, not just during the Covid-19 pandemic.