Celebrating World Health Day: building a fairer and healthier world with SmartCHANGE

07 Apr 2024

As the world celebrates World Health Day on April 7th, it serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of prioritising global health initiatives. Conceived by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, World Health Day commemorates the founding of the WHO and serves as an annual opportunity to raise awareness about pressing health issues and mobilise action to address them. 
This year's theme, "Building a fairer, healthier world," resonates deeply with the European project SmartCHANGE's mission to combat the pervasive threat of non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) and promote equitable access to health care for all.

SmartCHANGE: Revolutionising Health Care for Future Generations

At the heart of SmartCHANGE lies a commitment to revolutionising health care for future generations. With NCDs such as heart disease and diabetes claiming millions of lives each year, the project's mission is more critical than ever. By harnessing advanced AI-driven technologies, SmartCHANGE aims to predict and mitigate the long-term risks of NCDs among individuals aged 5 to 19. Through personalised risk assessments and tailored intervention strategies, the project empowers health professionals and citizens alike to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

A Holistic Approach to Health Promotion

What sets SmartCHANGE apart is its holistic approach to health promotion. By engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors, including health care, education, and policy, the project fosters a collaborative ecosystem dedicated to improving public health outcomes. From promoting healthy lifestyle habits to advocating for policy changes, SmartCHANGE embodies a vision of health care that is proactive, preventive, and accessible to all.
On this World Health Day, let us reaffirm our collective commitment to building a fairer, healthier world. Through initiatives like SmartCHANGE, we have the opportunity to transform health care systems, empower communities, and ensure that every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Together, let's embrace the power of innovation and collaboration in advancing the well-being of people worldwide.

Our role

In alignment with World Health Day’s global call to action, Trust-IT plays a pivotal role within the SmartCHANGE consortium, providing crucial support in exploitation activities and assisting other partners in event management and information dissemination. On World Health Day, this involvement takes on added significance, underscoring TRUST-IT’S commitment to enhancing SmartCHANGE visibility and impact. 

Trust-IT’s innovative approaches and unwavering dedication are crucial in advancing SmartCHANGE’s mission, especially on important occasions like the World Health Day, fostering a united effort to build a fairer and healthier world.

Publication date: 07 Apr 2024

Article by

Diego Dylan Domenici

Communication, Dissemination, & Outreach Specialist