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World Health Day Kent State University

Join Kent State University in celebrating World Health Day on April 7, 2021, to build a fairer, healthier world.

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World Health Day is celebrated annually, and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.

From the World Health Organization (WHO),1

Our world is an unequal one.
As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others - entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age.

All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water, and air, food security, and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies.

This is not only unfair: it is preventable.
That’s why we are calling on leaders to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health. At the same time, we urge leaders to monitor health inequities and to ensure that all people are able to access quality health services when and where they need them.

COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality health care services, and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the pandemic.

Who is The World Health Organization (WHO)?

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.2

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

Over the past 50 years, this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and childcare, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities that extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.

Learn more about WHO and World Health Day at https://www.who.int/westernpacific/news/events/world-health-day.

Follow the WHO on social to stay up-to-date on World Health Day – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Careers in Healthcare

Have you ever thought about a career in healthcare?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.3

Kent State University offers multiple degrees in relation to healthcare. Keep reading to take a look!

Kent State University College of Nursing

Kent State University’s College of Nursing is one of the nation’s largest and most respected nursing schools, with more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. Designated as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in 2013, we partner with over 350 hospitals, clinics, and extended-care facilities to give our students valuable clinical experience and prepare them as future nurse leaders.1 Kent State’s online master’s in nursing program is ranked in the top 100 in the country by U.S. News.

The College offers 100% online nursing programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral levels.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Nursing degrees, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/find-a-program/query:nursing.

Kent State University College of Public Health

Kent State University’s College of Public Health prepares students for careers in some of today's most exciting health fields: emergency management, disease investigation, health services administration, occupational health and safety, environmental risk assessment, global health, and many others. We offer academic programs that provide a "Pathway to a Public Health Career" for students at all stages of their careers from entry and mid-level to senior management or advanced researcher.

The College offers 100% online public health programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and undergraduate certificate levels.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Public Health degrees, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/find-a-program/query:public%20health.

Kent State University College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services is dedicated to providing quality education on an online platform.

Keeping the working professional in mind, the breadth of our offerings, coupled with faculty expertise and experience in research and teaching, makes our college an ideal place to pursue graduate study in the disciplines related to education, health, and human services.

The College offers 100% online public health programs at the master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate levels.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Education, Health and Human Services degrees, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/find-a-program/query:education.


Retrieved on March 14, 2021, from https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2021

2Retrieved on March 16, 2021, from https://www.who.int/about/what-we-do

3Retrieved March 16, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm