World Health Day 2018: All you need to know about this day

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 April 2018, 01:08 PM
Happy World Health Day (File Photo)
Happy World Health Day (File Photo)

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship- Buddha

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day observed every year on April 7. This day is one of eight official global health campaigns under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as other related organisations. 

It was in 1948 the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding of WHO and is seen as an opportunity for the organisation to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.

This day is acknowledged and celebrated by various governments and non-governmental organisations with interests in public health issues, who also organise activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council.

Theme:

The theme of this year's World Health Day is: Universal health coverage: Everyone, everywhere.

Slogan:

The slogan is “Health for All”.

Aims:

Throughout 2018, WHO will focus and aim to inspire, motivate and guide UHC stakeholders to make commitments towards UHC:

# Inspire—by highlighting policy-makers’ power to transform the health of their nation, framing the challenge as exciting and ambitious, and inviting them to be part of the change.

# Motivate—by sharing examples of how countries are already progressing towards UHC and encourage others to find their own path.

# Guide—by providing tools for structured policy dialogue on how to advance UHC domestically or supporting such efforts in other countries. 

First Published: Saturday, April 07, 2018 08:08 AM
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