World Health Day

30th March 2022 / Posted by Eleanor Marshall

World Health Day is on the 7th April every year, the date of the first World Health Assembly by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. The day has been celebrated every year since 1950, with a different theme each time. This year, the theme is “Our Planet, Our Health” focusing on the “link between the health of our planet and the health of humans, animals, plants – all living creatures.”

This theme is aligned with Cross River Partnership’s work, especially our Clean Air Villages 4 project which, in collaboration with 26 partners, seeks to improve the air quality across different London ‘villages’, where both air pollution and population density levels are high. The WHO is calling on everyone to reimagine a world where clean air, water and food are available to all, where economies are focused on planetary and human health and well-being, and where healthy, people-centred cities, villages and communities create conditions for people to lead better lives.