World Health Day – 7 April

‘There is much to celebrate in the world of global health. Neonatal deaths have been cut in half since 1990.  Mother-to-child transmission of HIV has substantially decreased.  Polio and guinea worm are on the verge of elimination.

‘But there is still much to be done.  Drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis and malaria bring new threats to progress made with these diseases.  Over 2 billion cases of diarrhea, the leading cause of childhood death, can be attributed to inadequate water and sanitation.  Despite developing nations being on the cusp of solving many health issues, tobacco, road traffic accidents and climate change bring new threats.

‘There is both much cause for joy and there is need for continued resolve.  Let us bring both to our prayer today.’  — from the website of the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Worship resources for World Health Day