It is important that we, the people of the world, understand that today there is no independent international body that takes care of our health interests on a global scale. So we have to get active and take the protection of our health in our own hands. We have to understand, that we will not be healthy by delegating this value to special interests, the only way to real health is through our active participation in creating and maintaining it. Participation instead of delegation, that’s the key message.
The ‘World Health Week’ is a perfect vehicle to transport this important message to the world. A clear goal – the prevention of diseases instead of repair – and a clear strategy – participation of the people in health issues, instead of health delegation – these are the preconditions for building a successful preventive health care system for ourselves and our children.
I invite you to become part of the next great mission uniting of mankind – creating ‘world without disease’. It’s time to take your health in your own hands!
Dr. Matthias Rath