Staff Directory

You are here

World Health Day 2021: “Building a fairer, healthier world”

07 April 2021

Public Service Announcement

World Health Day 2021: “Building a fairer, healthier world”

On April 7, Nunavummiut are encouraged to recognize World Health Day, a global health awareness day that celebrates the creation of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s theme is “Building a fairer, healthier world.”
Unequal access to health care is a worldwide problem and is something that also impacts Nunavut. Overcrowded housing, food insecurity and unequal access to services are some of the current issues that hinder the health of Nunavummiut.

As the WHO strives for a fairer healthier world, the Government of Nunavut strives for better quality of life for all Nunavummiut. The Department of Health, government partners and the Government of Canada are continuously working to find innovative solutions to improve health care across the territory. Nunavut continues to work with the federal government to establish the infrastructure required in territory to support better access to programs and services, similar to the rest of Canada.

To learn more about health services available in Nunavut, visit


Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
A/Manager of Communications
Department of Health