April 7th 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 child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.
In recent years, countries in the Western Pacific have experienced rapid economic growth, migration and urbanization. This created opportunities for better lives for many, but left others behind. The COVID-19 pandemic has undercut recent health gains, pushed more people into poverty and food insecurity, and amplified gender, social and health inequities.
This World Health Day, we’re calling for action to eliminate health inequities, as part of a year-long global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world. The campaign highlights WHO’s constitutional principle that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”
To mark World Health Day 2021, Elsevier presents a curated list of free access journal articles and book chapters in support of this year's theme - building a fairer, healthier world for everyone.
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Update, Volume 1, 2021, 100005
Psychology and Climate Change, 2018, Pages 95-124
Social Ecology in the Digital Age, 2018, Pages 265-317
The Developing Microbiome, 2020, Pages 21-41
Clinical and Translational Perspectives on Wilson Disease, 2019, Pages 354-353
Effects of Lifestyle on Men's Health, 2019, Pages 149-168
Chronic Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations, 2017, Pages 273-289
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, Volume 94, 2020, Pages 1-34
Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides, 2021, Pages 381-400
Gemma C. Cotton, Natalie R. Lagesse, Liam S. Parke, Carla J. Meledandri, 3.04 - Antibacterial Nanoparticles, Editor(s): David L. Andrews, Robert H. Lipson, Thomas Nann, Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Second Edition), Academic Press, 2019, Pages 65-82
Gastroparesis, 2021, Pages 494-505
Translational Biotechnology, 2021, Pages 53-77
Nanoengineering in Musculoskeletal Regeneration, 2021, Pages 105-136
Principles of Tissue Engineering, Fifth Edition, 2020, Pages 1585-1591
Stem Cells, Third Edition, 2021, Pages 383-399
Organ Repair and Regeneration, 2021, Pages 273-284
Diabetes Digital Health, 2020, Pages 145-157
Obesity, 2020, Pages 117-139
Sex Differences in Cardiac Diseases, 2021, Pages 539-565