World Health Day 2022: Our Planet, Our Health

When 07 Apr 2022

BY World Health Organization

World Health Day is observed and celebrated annually on 7 April, with each year drawing attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. April 7 also marks the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.

Are we able to reimagine a world where clean air, water and food are available to all? Where economies are focused on health and well-being? Where cities are liveable and people have control over their health and the health of the planet?

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

WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crisis is also a health crisis. 

It is time to reimagine our world for a #HealthierTomorrow

Clean our air, water, and food

More information on World Health Day here.