World Health Day. World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO ).
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World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).
In 1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day.
The World Health Day is celebrated to create “awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO)”. Activities – related to that particular theme and the resources provided.
Be part of a global movement to make cities healthier
Save lives, Make Hospitals Safe in Emergencies
World Health Day 2009 focused on the safety of health facilities and the readiness of health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. Health centers and staff are critical lifelines for vulnerable people in disasters - treating injuries, preventing illnesses and caring for people\'s health needs.
Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change
In 2008, World Health Day focused on the need to protect health from the adverse effects of climate change & establish links between climate change and health and other development areas such as environment, food, energy, transport.
The theme “protecting health from climate change” puts health at the centre of the global dialogue about climate change. WHO selected this theme in recognition that climate change is posing ever growing threats to global public health security.
international health security
WHO and international partners are underscoring the importance of investing in health infrastructure that can withstand hazards and serve people in immediate need.
0n the day, various local, national and international events are arranged so as to educate the public on the importance of the health issue.
At the school level informational displays and exhibitions are organized to educate the children about the issue and its impact. Some schools also conduct essay writing, painting and quiz competition in the World Health week.
This all creates a more in depth understanding of the issue and helps to realize the goal through the common man.