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World Health Day 2020: Significance & Inspiring Quotes

Team ScooNews
World Health Day 2020: Significance & Inspiring Quotes

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations. 

In 1948, the WHO held the 1st World Health Assembly that decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day.

Today, the World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance. World Health Day 2020 Theme is 'Support Nurses and Midwives,’ to generate attention towards their contribution during the COVID-19 outbreak and highlight the current status of nursing around the world.

In these tough times, to honour those working on the front lines of this pandemic, here are some motivational quotes you could share with your students about health and well-being. Take this as an opportunity to explain to them the significance of April 7th, thanking medico personnel who put their lives at risk to protect ours. 

1. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Buddha

2. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. 

Mahatma Gandhi

3. Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it!

Naval Ravikant

4. A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.

Naval Ravikant

5. Happiness is the highest form of health.

The Dalai Lama

6. Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water.

Maxime Lagacé

7. After dinner rest a while; after supper walk a mile.

T. Cogan

8. What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

Henry David Thoreau

9. Your body hears everything your mind says.

Naomi Judd

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