World Health Day 2018

Tanuja Bisht

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World Health Day is celebrated on every year on April 7 as global health awareness day, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related healthcare organizations.


The day was celebrated with an aim to have a mass people attention towards the importance of global health.


World Health Day was first celebrated worldwide in 1950 by World Health Organization.


There are varieties of events related to the particular theme are made on the international and national level by the World Health Organization.


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It is an annual event to raise the common public awareness towards the health concerns and issues. Every year a particular theme is chosen to run the celebration and take care of the health for the whole year.


World Health Day targets all the health issues on the global basis for which several programs are organized yearly at various places like schools, colleges, and other crowd places.


It is mainly celebrated to remember the establishment of the World Health Organization as well as bring the attention of people towards the major health issues. The day has played a significant role in aiming to make the world a healthy world.




How the World Health Day is Celebrated:

World Health Day is celebrated worldwide by the government and non-government organizations including several health organizations at many places by organizing programmes relating to the public health awareness and issues.


Those organizations who participate in the event highlight their activities and support through the media reports such as press releases, news and etc. Several health authorities from the different country also take part in the celebration in order to support on the health issues worldwide.


Varieties of events are made in the conference of health workers, especially to support people in maintaining their health in the presence of media coverage. Debates on the related topics, essay writing, art exhibitions, competitions and award ceremony are organized to fulfill the aim of world health day.


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What Can World Health Day Do?

Some developed and developing countries have already made notable progress towards universal health coverage. But still, more than half the world’s population is unable to obtain the quality health services they need.


If countries are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target, then one billion more people need to benefit from Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2023.


World Health Day will shine a highlight on the need for UHC and the advantages it can bring. World Health Organization and its partners share examples of steps to take to get there through a series of conversations and events held at multiple levels.


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