Health is indeed a favour that we take for granted. We should express gratitude to Allah for bestowing us with health, and we should try our upmost to look after it. Allah has entrusted us with our bodies for a predestined period of time. He will hold us to account on how we looked after and used our bodies and good health. At the same time, we must consider others about their wellbeing too.
Having good health should be treated as one of the biggest priorities for the world’s poor. The sad reality, however, is that affordable and effective health care is non-existent in many parts of the world. Poor health holds communities back and traps them in the cycle of poverty. This means illnesses are prolonged, infections are not contained and many preventable diseases become a cause of long-term suffering. Moreover, many terminal diseases such as cancer, tumour, etc. have become life-threatening too.