In order to build momentum around the Strategy and Plan of Action on Health Promotion within the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals 2019-2030 that will be presented by PAHO to Member States during the 57th Directing Council in September 2019, the WW2019 campaign highlights health promotion for universal health.
Specifically, the theme will highlight “strengthening key healthy settings,” one of the Strategy and Plan of Action’s four main pillars. The WW2019 will focus on creating healthy schools for everyone, in the spirit of working toward universal health.
As in previous years, the WW theme is tied in with the theme of World Health Day (WHD); in 2019 the WHD theme was universal health. Through highlighting healthy schools for everyone, Wellness Week seeks to bring light to access to health for all students through healthy settings, spaces where the health of children and adolescents is promoted and where students and their communities are enabled to make healthy choices easily.