Every year on April 7, the world observes World Health Day to raise awareness of international health issues. To commemorate the World Health Organization's (WHO) inception, World Health Day is observed on this day. It is an occasion to raise awareness of a new topic that is crucial to global health each year. Seventy years ago, in 1948, the WHO hosted its first-ever world health assembly, marking the beginning of the first.
World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated on 7 April every year, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations. The First World Health Assembly decided to celebrate World Health Day on April 7 of each year, with effect from 1950. World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to drive worldwide attention to a subject of major importance for global health each year. World Health Day is one of eight official global health annual campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World AIDS Day, World Blood Donor Day, and World Hepatitis Day.
The main institution for global health, WHO, has an enlightened constitution and has worldwide credibility. The milestones include the following and are not exclusive to WHO's founding:
Brazilian and Chinese members of the UN proposed creating a worldwide health organization that is independent of any form of governmental control in December 1945.
The World Health Organization's charter was passed in July 1946.
The constitution was established by 61 nations and came into force on April 7th, 1948.
The inaugural World Health Day was observed on July 22, 1949, but it was later moved to April 7 to encourage student participation.
Based on suggestions from member countries and WHO staff, the WHO Director-General has chosen a new theme and subject for World Health Day every year since 1950.
Since its inception 50 years ago, World Health Days have raised awareness of several health-related concerns, including mental health, maternity and child care, and climate change. Patronizing efforts do continue beyond the holiday, bringing attention to these crucial facets of global health.
· At least half the world’s population does not receive the essential health services they need.
· Health costs have pushed 100 million people into poverty.
· More people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet.
· Weak health systems contribute to the deaths of 6.6 million children around the world every year.
· Every day, over 800 women die due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth.