World Health Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Health Day ()
Event Started7 April 1950
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byWorld Health Organization

World Health Day Brief

Every year 7 April is celebrated all over the world as 'World Health Day'. Under this, the aim is to keep people around the world conscious of their health. Apart from this, people all over the World have to be provided health facilities without facing any economic problems.

World Health Day History

The celebration of World Health Day started in 1950. Earlier in 1948, on 7th April, W.H.O. was established. In the same year W.H.O. The first World Health Assembly was held, in which it was decided to celebrate World Health Day every year from 7 April.

How to celebrate World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated globally by various health organizations including government, non-government, NGOs in many places by organizing programs related to people's health issues and awareness.

World Health Day Theme(s)

YearsThemes set by WHO
1991Should Disaster Strike, be prepared
1992Heart beat: A rhythm of Health
1993Handle life with care: Prevent violence and Negligence
1994Oral Health for a Healthy Life
1995Global Polio Eradication
1996Healthy Cities for better life
1997Emerging infectious diseases
1998Safe motherhood
1999Active aging makes the difference
2000Safe Blood starts with me
2001Mental Health: stop exclusion, dare to care
2002Move for health
2003Shape the future of life: healthy environments for children
2004Road safety
2005Make every mother and child count
2006Working together for health
2007International health security
2008Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change
2009Save lives, Make hospitals safe in emergencies
2010Urbanization and health: make cities healthier
2011Antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow
2012Good health adds life to years
2013Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure
2014Vector-borne diseases: small bite, big threat
2015Food safety
2016Halt the rise: beat diabetes
2017Depression: Let's talk
2018Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere
2019Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere
2020Support Nurses and Midwives
2021Building a Fairer and Healthier World for Everyone
2022Our planet, our health
2023Health for All

More info about World Health Day

Why is celebrate World Health Day?

World Health Day focuses on increasing life expectancy by promoting healthy living habits and adding good health to people's lives. Today's youth are also targeted through this program to make them healthy and save them to create a healthy and free world from AIDS and HIV.

In order to make a world free from the wide spread of diseases caused by blood sucking and pathogens, WHO has also introduced disease spreading vectors like Mosquitoes (Malaria, Dengue Fever, Filariasis, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever etc.) Mitch, Moth, Sandfly, Snail etc. Bringing it to the attention of the people.

What is the World Health Organization (WHO)?

The World Health Organization is an important organization to develop mutual cooperation and standards on health related problems of the countries of the world. This institution was established on 7th April, 1948. It is a subsidiary unit of the United Nations Organization. The World Health Organization has 193 member states and two affiliated members.

Its main objective is to raise the standard of health of the people of the world. The headquarters of the World Health Organization is located in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. India is also a member country of the World Health Organization and its Indian headquarter is located in the capital Delhi. Ethiopian doctor Tadros Adrenom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Important Days of April Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 AprilApril Fools' Day - International Day
02 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day - International Day
05 AprilNational Maritime Day - National Day
06 AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and Peace - International Day
07 AprilWorld Health Day - International Day
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy Day - International Day
17 AprilWorld Hemophilia Day - International Day
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day - International Day
21 AprilPublic Service Day - National Day
22 AprilWorld Earth Day - International Day
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day - International Day
24 AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day - National Day
25 AprilWorld Malaria Day - International Day
29 AprilInternational Dance Day - International Day

World Health Day FAQs:

World Health Day is observed every year on 07 April.

Yes, World Health Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on April all over the World.

World Health Day started on 7 April 1950.

World Health Day is observed every year by World Health Organization.

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