Our Planet, Our Health: World Health Day 2022

World Health DayOn April 7th, 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. As a result, April 7th is noted as a celebration to commemorate the organization’s founding and global contributions. Each year, a theme is chosen to signify the past and what the future focus of health should entail. For 2022, the chosen theme is “Our Planet, Our Health.” According to WHO: “In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans & our planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.”

iData supports World Health Day and in participation aims to provide insights into diseases such as asthma & heart disease for all to understand the severity, consequences, and treatment of such. 

Heart Disease

Typically, heart disease is classified as any condition which affects the structure and/or function of the heart. Heart disease isn’t one singular category and instead there are many different forms of heart disease, including coronary artery & vascular diseases, heart rhythm disorders, structural heart diseases, and heart failure. 

iData’s Global Cardiac Surgery Market Report covers devices typically used when the structure of the heart is damaged. During 2020, when COVID-19 was at the height of its reign, most invasive cardiac procedures were deferred. Because of this, patients with structural heart diseases were seen as a particular challenge as many had conditions that would otherwise be life threatening if intervention was inappropriately delayed. Moving into the future, our analysts predict that the aging population will increase demand for medical treatments, as will improving access to healthcare in emerging markets and developing regions. The global population will have an increased need for cardiac surgery procedures, such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), heart valve repair, heart valve replacement and ventricular assist device procedures.

Despite this, there are many things that can be done to prevent heart diseases such as integrating non-strenuous physical activity, and eating a balanced diet rich in vegetables & low-sodium foods to maintain low blood pressure and cholesterol. 


Depending on its severity, an inhaler or nebulizer is typically used by those with asthma. Inhalers are devices that allow the user to breathe in medicine and are seen as the main treatment method for asthma patients. However, a nebulizer is a device used to assist breathing when the lung is affected with increasingly severe diseases including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other respiratory conditions. The market for nebulizers typically corresponds to the delivery of asthma medications to anyone who has difficulty using a standard asthma inhaler, particularly infants and small children. Medication in liquid form is fed into a nebulizer, where it then is modified into a mist concentration in order to be more easily inhaled into the lungs.

iData’s Anesthesia, Respiratory, and Sleep Therapy Device Market Report covers nebulizers along with a multitude of other devices. COVID-19 did not have as significant of a net-positive impact on the nebulizer market compared to other segments, but the effects did result in a positive growth trajectory with double-digit provisions in 2020. Moving forward, our analysts speculate that the need for nebulizers will depend on the frequency and prevalence of the diagnosis of these illnesses. It is predicted that the vast majority of those afflicted with COPD are unaware that they are afflicted and the proportion of those aware and those being properly diagnosed will increase dramatically, thus increasing the global demand for nebulizers.

Currently there is no treatment for asthma but there are many different treatments, including nebulizers and inhalers, which aid those who struggle with these diseases. Because many who suffer from these diseases are unaware of their diagnosis, increasing awareness of the symptoms of these diseases along with increased testing should assist many in receiving proper treatment.

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