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Thursday, 22 March 2018

World Health Day

World Health Day

April 7th World health  day ,it is celebrated annually under the leadership of World Health Organization(WHO). The objective of this day is to draw attention towards important health issues facing the world each year. It is  also celebrated to remember the establishment of the World health Organization 

In 1948, the First World Health Assembly was held by the World Health Organization and from 1950 the Assembly decided to celebrate World Health Day on 7th April of each year. The day is celebrated annually with different themes.Every year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for WHO. ‘Universal Health Coverage’ is the theme for 2018.

          Global Polio Eradication was  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. The organization plays  a major role in addressing serious health issues such as polio, smallpox, chickenpox etc.

On this day several programs are organized at various places like schools, colleges and other crowded places.NGOs including various health organizes programmes relating to the public health issues and awareness at many places. Debates on related topics, art exhibitions, essay writing, competitions and award ceremonies also take place on World Health Day.


 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”
2017 : “Depression: Let’s talk”.
2018 : “Universal Health Coverage”
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