A day for health
Since 1950, April 7 is celebrated as World Health Day , proclaimed by the World Health Assembly in 1948. This was driven by the need to raise awareness about the world’s deadly diseases, as well as the importance of healthy habits.
Year after year, a theme is chosen based on the needs and proposals of the member states of the World Health Organization. Depending on the selected topic, various activities are carried out at the international level such as talks and workshops, dissemination of informational material and campaigns in health centers and hospitals, among others.
An inherent right of the human being
Through various programs, WHO works actively to make health an inherent right of the human being at all levels. Its actions are aimed at ensuring that healthcare is affordable for all people and that they receive the healthcare they need without having to travel long distances.
The WHO estimates that around 15% of the world’s population lives with some kind of diversity and this percentage is expected to increase, mainly due to demographic factors and chronic diseases.
Tourism, health and rights
It is crucial that tourism, as a economic and social activity of international weight, ensures full and equal attention to all people, whatever their capacities and / or limitations. This must guarantee compliance with the rights of tourists and, especially, those of the most vulnerable groups (such as people with functional diversity and the elderly).
Difficulties can present themselves in different ways, the most common being the following:
- Physical or architectural barriers: slippery pavements, sidewalks in poor condition, insufficient spaces, lack of ramps, etc.
- Communication barriers: technicalities and complex explanations, lack of easy reading, inaccessible information panels, no sign language interpretation, etc.
For universal accessibility
Tourism companies play a fundamental role in this process, since accessibility must be the main axis in the creation of quality tourism products, services and infrastructures.
Universal accessibility therefore constitutes an essential role in achieving equal opportunities in tourism. It is undeniable that the removal of barriers is a fundamental action to achieve the adaptation of all tourist spaces and elements and to make tourism a fully inclusive and egalitarian activity.
From Volem Valencia we propose a variety of routes and inclusive guided visits, you can find out about them on our website. If you wish to obtain more information about our services, do not hesitate to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org .
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