Wednesday, April 05, 2006

April 7th: World Health Day

World Health Day, celebrated annually on April 7th, will be devoted to the health workforce crisis.

On this day around the globe, hundreds of organizations will host events to draw attention to the global health workforce crisis and celebrate the dignity and value of working for health. The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights the issue that without caring volunteers and professionals, healthcare cannot reach those in need.

Good healthcare should be accessible to everyone. But with continued cutbacks, good healthcare remains elusive.


Medicoglia, RN said...

There will be a health faire on my college campus tomorrow...not actually on the 7th since there are not very many classes on friday's, but it is for World Health Day. Amoung the various health consumer related boothes there will also be employee recruiting and educational program recruiting boothes. We are soon to enter the nursing program at our college (one of the best 2 year programs in the state)...we hope anyway. The nursing shortage is doubly impacted. There are not enough nurses ...but there are not enough spaces available in the nursing programs because there are not enough nurse teachers...and on it goes. Hopefully we will get in with no problem. Our grades are now good enough to be in the first wave of accepted students, whom are able to avoid the "lottery process".


Heidi said...

Your always getting the word out Deb..That's what's so great about you and your blog. ( among other things ) :)

Jackie said...

Happy day before world health day!

Love and Hugs,

Tracy said...

Thanks for the information!


Dr. Deb said...

Dear Fallen,
I think it's so great that on campus there is awareness of this day. Very cool.

Dear Heidi,
I try to get healthcare out there in a positive way. We all need it, right?!

Dear Jackie,
To you too and happy day before TGIF.

Dear Mysti,
BLogging is good for getting things out there!


east village idiot said...

In honor of this day I will attend my therapy appointment!

Dr. Deb said...

Dear EVI,
You are so cute and funny!


jumpinginpuddles said...

in honour of this day i will make sure, we eat lots of lollies chips and chocolates and share them among our friends so they too can feel better;)

Stacy-Deanne said...

Deb, I deleted my recent post. When I thought about it, I was contributing to someone who didn't deserve attention. I refused to give them that satisfaction. I just wanted to say thank you very much for your kind words. The post will be between you and me. I don't think anyone but you read it, LOL. I really appreciate you as a blog buddy. I think I will stick to reading comments from bloggers I know for a while. There seems to be too many folks who pop in just to cause trouble. I don't know why Blogger has gotten so hostile. It wasn't like that before. Love you!

ellesu said...

This really is so important. When I was teaching, I was thankful for the support of health care professionals who were willing to work with the adults (and semi-adults) I worked with. :)

As necessary as knowing how to read's not easy to teach the needed skills to someone who has trouble seeing and hearing, or sitting still or (fill in the blank).

....Let's not even mention those lost souls who have nowhere to live.

I raise my glass to you and those in this most important field.

Dr. Deb said...

Dear JIP,
Count me in too.

Dear Stacy-Deanne,

Dear Ellesu,
Let's raise a glass to us all. Teachers are nurturers and caregivers of health in the first degree too!


Angel Chasse said...

Hey Dr Deb :)

World Health Day... is also going to be known as "Angel gets back on the diet" day.. in our house. I have been doing well on it since Christmas, and have had a momentary (week or so) lapse.. so, as usual, I can use what you post to further a goal of mine :) -- I hope you don't mind if I just steal from you like that :)
Thanks for keeping up the helps me personally, and I think it helps a LOT more people than you might even think :) Thanks for taking the time! You rock :)

Angel (again)

chase said...

Health care day...its sad that so many people cant afford health care, and then i get ads in the mail to buy it, and they say stuff like "a broken leg could cost you 17000 dollars", like I want to hear that, it's become something to "sell", and meanwhile people all over this country suffer because they are sick and don't know where to turn. they resort to going online and asking other people for advise. speaking of which, you probably could do well on this site I found,, go all the way to the botom and click about could probably help a lot of people on there.

jumpinginpuddles said...

chucks a few jelly beans, crunchie, turkish delights and ccs debs way;)

alan said...

A piece on the local segment of our NPR new two nights ago said how many thousand children had been dropped off the Medicaid rolls since the new Governor in Missouri took over. Their idea of affordable healthcare insurance is $340/month for a child when the family income is $22,000.

Sometimes I wish Franklin Roosevelt would come back and knock a few heads together or rub their noses in it, his choice!


Sonnie-Dee said...

Its interesting you should post about this. A couple of days ago whilst listening to the radio, they were talking about the world rankings for health care. New Zealand was ranked number two in the western world. I am not sure who was number one but I know that the USA was last which is not good.

Dr. Deb said...

Dear Angel,
I think I will follow along with you! You rock too, my friend.

Dear Chase,
I will check out the site you mentioned. Hope you and your little girl are well and ready to enjoy the weekend.

Dear JIP,

Dear Alan,
I think it'd be great if a few FDR could come back and reason with the "unreasonables".

Dear Sonnie Dee,
Yet another reason to love New Zealand. It is on my wish list of countries to visit.


Wendy C. said...

It is amazing and frightening to me that at the same time technology has enabled us to provide better health care diagnostics and services for all, health care costs more than one could reasonably imagine it should - and the quality and availability of these services is harder than ever for all but the most wealthy 1% of the worlds population.

Something is very, very wrong...just try to find a "child psychiatrist" who is taking new patients...or private health insurance that costs less that $500 a month...or inpatient psych services that grants more than a "36 hour hold"...or a SA rehab without a 6-8 month waiting list...This is the main reason I got out of social work! The "have's" are all too happy to "have" and the rest of us make due with volunteers, health fairs and medicaid! All the while, our rural hospitals (all over the country!) are being drummed into the ground by reimbursement cut backs!

Dirk the Feeble said...

Well if they can't afford healthcare, there's a perfectly viable alternative (called "Don't get sick or hurt, ever"). Sounds good to me.

Godwhacker said...

Hi Deb,
The healthcare situation is in dire straights. I pin much of the fault of the situation on the government intervention into the field. When I was very young, doctors made house calls for about 20 bucks. I'm not that old (40) and yet getting sick today without health insurance is a nightmare. This is after countless billions of tax dollars have literally thrown at the problem. Even with health insurance, the bureaucracy can be mind-boggling.

Right now we have a big mess and I see no easy answers. The rich are well taken care of, and in most cases so are the poor. It seems like the middle class is, as usual, baring the brunt of the crisis.

Dr. Deb said...

Dear Wendy,
You are right across the board with your thoughts!!

Dear Dirk,
Never get sick, yup, that's a truly viable option.

::snickers along with you::

So sad, isn't it?

Dear Godwhacker,
I also agree with all that you've said. It is a BIG BIG mess.


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Dr. Deb said...

Dear Fieryswan,
I emailed you. Hope you get it.

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I will check out your blog now. Thanks for visiting.