World Health Day

Origin In 1948, the First World Health Assembly called for the creation of a "World Health Day" to mark the founding of the World Health Organization. Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated on the 7th of April annually. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for WHO. World Health Day is a worldwide opportunity to focus on key public health issues that affect the international community. World Health Day launches longer-term advocacy programmes that continue well beyond 7 April. Theme: 2011: Antimicrobial resistance 2010: urbanization and health - 1000 cities, 1000 lives 2009: make hospitals safe in emergencies 2008: protecting health from climate change 2007: international health security 2006: working together for health 2005: make every mother and child count 2004: road safety 2003: shape the future of life 2002: move for health 2001: mental health: stop exclusion, dare to care World Health Day - 7 April 2011 Antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow WHOAntimicrobial resistance is not a new problem but one that is becoming more dangerous; urgent and consolidated efforts are needed to avoid regressing to the pre-antibiotic era. On World Health Day 2011, WHO will introduce a six-point policy package to combat the spread of antimicrobial ...

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