World Health Day 2022

Conteúdo atualizado em: 05/04/2022

World Health Day 2022 - Our planet, our health

In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.   

(WHO)

Climate Changes

"Climate change exacerbates some existing health threats and creates new public health challenges. Worldwide, only considering a few health indicators, additional 250,000 deaths per year will occur in the next decades as a result of climate change." (PAHO/WHO) 

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People´s Health AND environment

"IIn recent decades, enhancements in health services, environmental protection, economic development, and other factors have led to improvements in the health of people across the Region of the Americas. Nevertheless, an estimated one million premature deaths per year are attributable to known avoidable environmental risks."      (PAHO/WHO) 

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Air pollution AND contamined water

"Air pollution, contaminated water, inadequate sanitation including solid waste management, risks related to certain hazardous chemicals, and negative impacts of climate change are the most pressing environmental public health threats in the Region." (PAHO/WHO) 

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