Technology’s role pivotal in making global health sound

SourceGulf Today

Photo has been used for illustrative purposes. Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter Arduous to achieve but it would be a fairer, healthier world when each values empathy and judiciously uses resources including technology and innovation. UAE residents are of this opinion as everyone reels from the over a year Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and as the “World Health Day” is celebrated this 2021 for the 71st year since 1950, two years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted the first World Health Assembly in 1948 and United Nations member-states agreed that dedicating one special day for a special health theme would drive the point and facilitate governments to concentrate on global health pursuits. Global health — the WHO mandate in cooperation with various bodies such as the World Food Programme and the United Nations International Children’s Education Fund — refers to the study, research and practice that enforce equitable improved health for all. While previous World Health Day themes include “Mental Health: Stop Exclusion, Dare more...