About World Health Day
World Health Day (WHD) is a global day of action dedicated to reminding world leaders of the critical role our health services and staff play in keeping the world healthy.
Health workers are at the forefront of the response against COVID-19. We will honour their work and spread awareness through the WAGGGS networks on 7th April.
Living a happy and healthy lifestyle
During the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis, access to food and good nutrition is fundamental in ensuring the health and wellbeing of girls, volunteers and staff in the WAGGGS network.
This, amongst other issues such as mental health, violence against women and girls, staying safe online and access to clean water and sanitation are being escalated with COVID-19.
Good nutrition whilst self-isolating
WAGGGS is joining the World Health Day call for action across sectors to raise awareness of the issues girls are facing in isolation and ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the healthcare and nutrition they need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Your engagement is a simple click away!
You can help us raise awareness #WorldHealthDay with a simple click of a button!
Help spread the word and engage in an online discussion through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags below and share images and stories related to adolescent nutrition and health in your communities.
At WAGGGS, we know that through the COVID-19 global pandemic, access to food and good nutrition may be difficult.
We want to hear about all the ways in which you are continuing to stay nutritious whilst self-isolating, social distancing or protecting yourself and your networks against COVID-19.
Engage with us on social media using the channels above, sharing photos, stories, comments and videos with us to raise awareness of access to food and good nutrition during this critical time. Don't forget: be sure to tag @wagggsworld and #WorldHealthDay so we can share your stories across the network!
- Videos should be 2 minutes max – selfie style!
- What is the situation like in your country?
- How are you ensuring good nutrition whilst self-isolating?
- How are you responding to the crisis through implementing new measures to ensure self-sufficiency of your food production or sustainability of your food supply?
- How are you staying happy and healthy?
Activities you can do from home
- Write to decision makers: share your concerns about access to food, health and wellbeing with the people who make policies that can make a difference. You could even video yourself and tweet them!
- Develop a petition: Petitions are a great way to demonstrate wider support for change. Gather signatures through social media, submit your request to the authorities, and publicise it as widely as you can!
- Thank health workers: Nurses, doctors and all health workers are on the COVID-19 frontline. Take a moment to thank them and show them your appreciation by drawing pictures and writing messages on social media!
Remember to share your activities with the global community through social media!
- Publication date: 3rd April 2020
- Author(s): WAGGGS
- Length: 4 pages
- Resource type: Campaign tools & toolkits
- Resource topic: Youth programmes