World Health Day

World Health Day Information For Students

The World Health Day is celebrated by the people all across the world every year on 7th of April under the leadership of World Health Organization to draw the mass people attention towards the importance of global health. World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva (City in Switzerland) by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate the World Health Day annually on 7th of April. It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as the World Health Day. Varieties of events related to the particular theme are organized on the international and national level by the WHO.

It is an annual event being celebrated for years to raise the common public awareness towards the health issues and concerns. A particular theme is chosen to run the celebration and take care of the health for whole year. Global Polio Eradication was also one of the special themes of the year 1995 of world health day. From then, most of the countries have become free of this fatal disease whereas in other parts of the world its awareness level has increased.

World Health Day targets all the health issues on global basis for which several programs are organized yearly by the WHO and other related health organizations at various places like schools, colleges and other crowd places. It is celebrated to remember the establishment of the World health Organization as well as draw the attention of people towards the major health issues in the world. WHO is a vast health organization working under UN for addressing the health issues on a global basis. Since its establishment it has addressed serious health issues including chickenpox, polio, smallpox, Tuberculosis (TB), leprosy and etc. from various developing countries. It has played a significant role aiming to make the world a healthy world. It has all the statistics about global health reports.

World Health Day: Themes

  • 1950 “Know your Health Services”
  • 1951 “Health for your Child and World’s Children”
  • 1952 “Healthy surroundings make Healthy people”
  • 1953 “Health is Wealth”
  • 1954 “The Nurse: Pioneer of Health”
  • 1955 “Clean water means better Health”
  • 1956 “Destroy disease carrying Insects”
  • 1957 “Food for All”
  • 1958 “Ten years of Health progress”
  • 1959 “Mental illness and Mental Health in the World of today”
  • 1960 “Malaria eradication – A world challenge”
  • 1961 “Accidents and their prevention”
  • 1962 “Preserve sight- prevent Blindness”
  • 1963 “Hunger= Disease of millions”
  • 1964 “No Truce for Tuberculosis”
  • 1965 “Smallpox – constant alert”
  • 1966 “Man and his Cities”
  • 1967 “Partners in Health”
  • 1968 “Health in the World of Tomorrow”
  • 1969 “Health, Labor and Productivity”
  • 1970 “Early detection of Cancer saves Life”
  • 1971 “A full life despite Diabetes”
  • 1972 “Your Heart is your Health”
  • 1973 “Health begins at Home”
  • 1974 “Better food for a healthier World”
  • 1975 “Smallpox: Point of no return”
  • 1976 “Foresight Prevents Blindness”
  • 1977 “Immunize and protects your Child”
  • 1978 “Down with High Blood pressure”
  • 1979 “A healthy Child: A sure future”
  • 1980 “Smoking or Health: Choice is yours”
  • 1981 “Health for all by year 2000 AD”
  • 1982 “Add life to years”
  • 1983 “Health for all by year 2000 AD: Countdown has begun”
  • 1984 “Children’s Health: Tomorrow’s Wealth”
  • 1985 “Healthy Youth- Our best Resource”
  • 1986 “Healthy living: Everyone a winner”
  • 1987 “Immunization: A chance for every Child”
  • 1988 “Health for All: All for Health”
  • 1989 “Let’s talk Health”
  • 1990 “Our Planet our Earth: Think Globally Act Locally”
  • 1991 “Should Disaster Strike, be prepared”
  • 1992 “Heart beat: A rhythm of Health”
  • 1993 “Handle life with care: Prevent violence and Negligence”
  • 1994 “Oral Health for a Healthy Life”
  • 1995 “Global Polio Eradication”
  • 1996 “Healthy Cities for better life”
  • 1997 “Emerging infectious diseases”
  • 1998 “Safe motherhood”
  • 1999 “Active aging makes the difference”
  • 2000 “Safe Blood starts with me”
  • 2001 “Mental Health: stop exclusion, dare to care”
  • 2002 “Move for health”
  • 2003 “Shape the future of life: healthy environments for children”
  • 2004 “Road safety”
  • 2005 “Make every mother and child count”
  • 2006 “Working together for health”
  • 2007 “International health security”
  • 2008 “Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change”
  • 2009 “Save lives, make hospitals safe in emergencies”
  • 2010 “Urbanization and health: make cities healthier”
  • 2011 “Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow”
  • 2012 “Good health adds life to years”
  • 2013 “Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure”
  • 2014 “Vector-borne diseases”
  • 2015 “Food safety” (with 5 keys; Key 1: Keep clean, Key 2: Separate raw and cooked food, Key 3: Cook food thoroughly, Key 4: Keep food at safe temperatures, Key 5: Use safe water and raw materials).
  • 2016 “Diabetes:Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance”
  • 2017 “Depression: Let’s talk”
  • 2018 “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere”

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