Thursday, 7 April 2016

Today World Health Day is celebrated

World Health Day

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World Health Day
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Observed byAll Member States of the World Health Organization
Date7 April
Next time7 April 2016
The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of theWorld Health Organization (WHO).
In 1948, the WHO 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 held to mark WHO'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 year.[1] The WHO 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 healthissues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council.[2]
World Health Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Tuberculosis DayWorld Immunization WeekWorld Malaria DayWorld No Tobacco DayWorld Blood Donor DayWorld Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.[3]

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