What does World Health Day mean to Her Heart?
Health for all, everyone, everywhere.
On Sunday the 7th of April, the World Health Organisation celebrates World Health Day. The focus for this year’s World Health Day is the goal of achieving universal health coverage for all. What does universal health care look like? Well, it is ensuring that all people can access the health care they need, when it is needed, in their community setting.
One of the fundamentals of universal healthcare is the role of primary health care; which focuses on the health and wellbeing of populations as well as addressing physical, social and mental health and wellbeing. Prevention is one of the key pillars of primary health care, which aligns with Her Heart’s belief that prevention is where our focus should be.
At its heart, primary health care is about caring for people and helping them improve their health or maintain their well-being, rather than just treating a single disease or condition. At Her Heart, we see women’s heart disease as not just about having a heart attack; it is about preventing these events entirely and decreasing heart disease deaths by 25% by 2025. This means for us as a charity we promote healthy lifestyle choices, knowing your family history, and regular heart check ups.
Her Heart will continue to make noise and advocate for women’s heart health. We will be vocal about the disadvantages women face in the healthcare system, as well as sharing real women’s stories to raise awareness for conditions and symptoms of heart disease. We won’t stop until every woman is aware of their risk and that heart disease is 80% preventable!