What is World Health Day, you say? Well we are here to enlighten you.
The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization.
In 1948, the World Health Assembly held the very first World Health Day. They chose April 7th as the day each year to celebrate and raise awareness. The Day is intended to mark the World Health Organization’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each and every year.
The World Health Organization organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. World Health Day is acknowledged by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council.
World Health Day is one of eight official global health campaigns, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World AIDS Day, World Blood Donor Day, and World Hepatitis Day. All to bring awareness to global health issues and concerns.
For more information on World Health Day, visit the World Health Organization’s website by clicking here.