Commemoration - World Health Day 2022: Our Planet, our Health

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(New York)
Virtual

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Each year for this date, a theme is chosen that highlights an area of priority concern for WHO.

This World Health Day event will present the Region’s vision together with inspiring stories from countries of the Americas about the actions that they are taking to build a world with clean air, safe water, and sanitation, where healthy food is available to all, cities are livable, economies are climate-resilient and focused on health and well-being. Furthermore, they are contributing to a world where all people, including those living in situations of vulnerability, can live longer, happier and thrive.

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El Día Mundial de la Salud se celebra cada 7 de abril para conmemorar el aniversario de la creación de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) en 1948. Cada año, para esta fecha, se elige un tema que pone de relieve un área de preocupación prioritaria para la OMS.

Este evento por el Día Mundial de la Salud 2022 presentará la visión de la Región junto con historias inspiradoras de países de las Américas sobre las acciones que están tomando para construir un mundo con aire limpio, agua potable y saneamiento para todos, donde los alimentos saludables estén disponibles y accesibles, las ciudades sean habitables y las economías resilientes al clima y centradas en la salud y el bienestar contribuyendo a un mundo en el que todas las personas, incluidas las que viven en situaciones de vulnerabilidad, puedan vivir más tiempo, ser más felices y prosperar.

Agenda

  • 9:00 – 9:05 Welcome Remarks
    Master of Ceremonies Dr. Marcos Espinal, Director, Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health (PAHO)
  • 9:05 – 9:15 Health, Environment, and Climate Change in The Americas: Challenges and Opportunities  
    Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • 9:15 – 9:25 Healthier Environments, Healthier People
    Dr. Jacqueline Álvarez, Director, Latin America & the Caribbean UN Environment Program (UNEP)
  • 9:25 – 9:35 Accelerating the transition in Honduras to clean and healthy energy for all
    Dr. José Manuel Matheu, Secretary of Health (Honduras)
  • 9:35 – 9:45 Health and climate change in Argentina
    Dra. Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health (Argentina)
  • 9:45 – 9:55 Building climate resilient health systems in the Caribbean
    Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness (Jamaica)
  • 9:55 – 10:10 Discussion
    Brief remarks by moderator and questions from the audience
  • 10:10 – 10:15 Final remarks
    Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Assistant Director (PAHO)
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