World Health Day is celebrated by people all across the world every year on the 7th of April under the leadership of the World Health Organization to draw the mass people’s attention to the importance of global health. World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate World Health Day annually on the 7th of April.
It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as World Health Day. Varieties of events related to the particular theme are organized on the international and national levels by the WHO.
It is an annual event being celebrated for years to raise the common public awareness of health issues and concerns. A particular theme is chosen to run the celebration and take care of health for the whole year. Global Polio Eradication was also one of the special themes of the year 1995 world health day. Since then, most 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 a 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 crowded 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 the UN for addressing health issues on a global basis. Since its establishment, it has addressed serious health issues including chickenpox, polio, smallpox, TB, leprosy and etc from various developing countries. It has played a significant role in aiming to make the world a healthy world. It has all the statistics about global health reports.