With the 2022 theme: #OurPlanet #OurHealth, World Health Day at MSSRF emphasised the complex relationship between our environment and human health
COVID19 pandemic makes us realise that the greatest wealth one could enjoy is good health. Deterioration in human health is an outcome of a poor planet health resulting from several factors including environment degradation and pollution. The world faces many health complications that are linked to the way we have managed our planet carelessly. Human well-being is very dependent on the well-being of the earth, and this aspect is iterated in every global conference and meetings by world governments.
World Health Day is for us to call to action our commitment to the world we live in, to our health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign ‘Our Planet Our Health’ urges governments and the public to discuss their initiatives to protect the health of our planet for long-term benefits to human health.
In agreement with the above, MSSRF celebrated World Health Day 2022 with an awareness-raising social media campaign on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. The day-long initiative held the spotlight on environment-friendly nutrition-based food systems with sustainable agricultural practices for a healthier tomorrow. Key findings from MSSRF research were highlighted.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.