As previously noted, today is World Health Day. Also noted the theme this year is protecting health from climate change....
As previously noted, today is World Health Day. Also noted the theme this year is protecting health from climate change. Back in 2005 the theme of World Health Day was maternal and child health - make every mother and child count. How's that for a nice theme? It was a pretty cool theme and WHO had all sort of neat news and information about this topic up at their site. Information that's still available for you to view. My favorite part of 2005 though, is the segment WHO produced called "Great expectations." Great expectations is an amazing story and visual journey of the lives of six very different mothers living in different areas of the world. These mamas shared their stories and experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and life with a young baby in the year leading up to 2005. The mamas include:
- Damiana from Bolivia
- Samah from Egypt
- Hiwot from Ethiopia
- Renu from India
- Bounlid from Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Claire from the United Kingdom