World Health Day
In the year 1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7th April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is celebrated to create “awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO)”. Activities - related to that particular theme and the resources provided - continue beyond 7th April, that is, the designated day for celebrating the World Health Day.
World Health day 2007: Invest in health, build a safer future
Key messages for World Health Day 2007:
- Threats to health know no borders.
- Invest in health, build a safer future.
- Health leads to security; insecurity leads to poor health.
- Preparedness and quick response improve international health security.
- The World Health Organization is making the world more secure
Themes of previous World Health Days
- 2007: International health security
- 2006: Working together for health
- 2005: Make every mother and child count
- 2004: Road safety
- 2003: Shape the Future of Life: Healthy Environments for Children
- 2002: Move for Health
- 2001: Mental Health: Stop Exclusion, Dare to Care
- 2000: Safe Blood Start with Me
- 1999: Active Aging Makes the Difference
- 1998: Safe Motherhood
- 1997: Emerging Infectious Diseases
- 1996: Healthy Cities for Better Life
- 1995: Global Polio Eradication
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