World Health Day

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World Health Day 2024 is celebrated every year on April 7.

About World Health Day 

  • It is aimed at raising awareness about global health issues and encouraging people to live healthier. 
  • History
    • The origin of World Health Day goes back to 1948 when First Health Assembly was held by the organisation, where it was decided to commemorate April 7 as World Health Day and it came into effect in 1950.
    • Over the years, the celebrations have aimed to create awareness around a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.
  • The theme of 2024 World Health Day is 'My health, my rights'.
    • This year’s theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.

Q1: What is the World Health Organization (WHO)?

It is a specialized agency of the United Nations which was established in 1948, that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health.

Source: World Health Day 2024: Date, theme, history and significance