The NUMS Department of Public Health conducted the “World Health Day” with a theme "Our Planet, Our Health", held at National University of Medical Sciences, PWD campus on Wednesday, 06 April 2022 at 1130 Hrs.

World health day is celebrated every year on 7th April by activities, which serves as an opportunity to focus on important aspects of health. These activities are not restricted to a single day but continue as yearlong campaigns. In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis, which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity.

The student of all the three batches of BSPH organized the event remarkably. Banners and standees were installed in the University premises along with oath taking selfie corner to create awareness about “Our Planet, Our Health”. The students of BSPH participated in different activities including role-play, presentations, videos and posters. The purpose was to highlight the importance of impact of air pollution on our health and planet.

Dr Jawad Hassan, HoD Department of Biological Sciences and Dr Sehar Iqbal , HoD Department of Nutrition and Human Dietetics graced the occasion by their presence and appreciated the great potential and talent of students exhibited during the event. They acknowledged the efforts and dedication of the members of department of Public Health in organizing the seminar and congratulated the Public Health team on the successful activity of World Health Day

The Head of Department Public Health Prof.Dr Uzma Hassan in her concluding remarks stressed on the urgency of creating sustainable well-being societies committed to achieving equitable health now and for future generations without breaching ecological limits.

The HoD gave vote of thanks to all the guest and participants and appreciated her team of Department of Public Health; Dr Tamkeen Jaffry, Dr Hina Shan, Dr Rehma Gilani ,Dr Raima Asif and Ms. Rubab Zulfiqar on their hard work and commendable job. Prof. Dr Uzma Hassan distributed certificates among the winner students and thanked the students for their enthusiastic contribution. She expressed her gratitude to all honorable guests for taking out the time to attend the Event.