World Health Day

World Health Day is observed next on Monday, April 7th, 2025 (348 days from today).

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World Health Day - April 7 marks the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year, the World Health Organization chooses a key global health issue and organizes local, regional, and international events on this day and throughout the year to highlight the chosen area.

Origin of World Health Day

In 1948, WHO organized the first World Health Conference. This conference decided that starting in 1950, April 7 of each year was designated as World Health Day. World Health Day was created to celebrate the founding of WHO and is seen by the organization as an opportunity to draw the world's annual attention to global health, a very important topic. On this day, WHO organizes international, regional and local events related to a certain topic.

World Health Day theme content over the years (1995 - 2018)

2018: Ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to essential quality health services (Universal Health Coverage for everyone, everywhere)

2017: Being a Depression

2016: Stop the rise: beat diabetes

2015: Food safety

2014: Vector-borne disease: small bite, big threat

2013: Healthy heart rate, healthy blood pressure

2012: Good health prolongs life

2011: Antibacterial: No action today, no cure tomorrow

2010: Urbanization and health: making cities healthier

2009: Save lives, Make Hospitals Safe in Emergencies

2007: International health security

2006: Cooperation for health

2005: Make every mother and child count

2004: Road traffic safety

2003: Creating the future of life: A healthy environment for children

2002: Go to health

2001: Mental Health

2000: Safe Blood Start with Me

1999: Active Aging Makes the Difference

1998: Safe Mothers

1997: New infectious diseases

1996: Healthier cities for a better life

1995: Global eradication of polio

Detailed content for each topic "World Health over the years 2017 - 2014

The topic "World Health", dated April 7, 2017 that the World Health Organization cares about is depression, and points out that women, the elderly and adolescents are the most susceptible group, and now more and more teenagers are suffering from this disease. For the attention of the World Health Organization, on the morning of April 7, the Committee to protect the interests of children and young people, the Legislative Yuan held a press conference, calling on the government to take preventive measures and starting in school, for students with depression, there should be a professional scouting mechanism to help them stay away from this disease.

Depression is a dangerous disease, it affects people all over the world, from all walks of life, of all ages, in all countries. It causes emotional pain and affects people's ability to perform simple daily tasks, sometimes affecting relationships with family and friends and earning a living. Depression can lead to suicide, which is the second leading cause of death in the 15- to 29-year-old age group.

World Health Day 2016: Together against diabetes

Diabetes is major non-communicable disease (major non-communicable have four diseases). The recently released WHO Global Report on Diabetes highlights the fact that the number of people with diabetes has steadily increased in recent years. An estimated 422 million adults today have the disease, a fourfold increase from 1980. The number of diabetes cases is increasing at the fastest rate in low- and middle-income countries.

In 2012, according to the WHO report, it was estimated about 1.5 million deaths from diabetes. In addition, also cause an additional 2.2 million deaths by high blood glucose levels in the pre-disease stage tend to increase the risk of cardiovascular and other diseases.

The theme "World Health", dated April 7, 2015 that the World Health Organization cares about is the situation of food-borne illnesses that kill about 2 million people every year worldwide.

Each year, WHO chooses a theme for World Health Day and countries around the world will participate.

How to observe World Health Day?

On World Health Day every year, the World Health Organization selects topics on human health and launches campaigns for countries in the joint complex to participate in promoting public awareness of these topics. In addition to participating countries in raising global people's awareness of dangerous diseases and topics, countries will also hold talks and conduct non-profit medical examination programs, benefit patients with the disease according to the WHO theme. Share your understanding of World Health Day on social media with the hashtag #WorldHealthDay.


World Health Day has been observed annually on April 7th.


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