Our theme for April is World Health Day. What is this day and why celebrate it?

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organisations.

Although this is a rather broad theme we are piggybacking on the WHO 2019 theme of “UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE” and what this could mean to you.

This day is one of many opportunities to communicate to you about the importance of equity in health-care services, for not only the health of individuals, but also for the health of economies and society at large.

Some of the objectives of why this day is being celebrated yearly are listed below:

> To increase the public awareness of various causes and prevention of high blood pressure.

> To provide detail knowledge of getting prevented from various diseases and their complications.

> To promote self care among people.

> To motivate the worldwide health authorities to make their own efforts in creating the healthy environments in their country.

> To protect families living in the disease vulnerable areas.

> To teach travelers and send them a messages about how to get protected from the vector-borne diseases while traveling.

So our focus and objective this month will be to promote self care/home care among people. As much as you have access to” Universal Health Coverage” in a formal healthcare setting, you also have the option of self care.

The definition of “Self Care”: the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. Or the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.


Likewise playing an active role in preserving or improving one’s own health should involve considering home care once you are discharged from hospital or require rehabilitation.

Under the guidance and care of a care giver in your home, your chances of recovery and achieving your health outcomes are much greater.

Talk to A-Motus about getting the information and support you need to take care of your own health and the health of your family.