World Health Day

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World Health Day 2015

World Health Day 2015 would be celebrated worldwide on 7th of April, at Tuesday.

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World Health Day

The World Health Day is celebrated by the people all across the world every year on 7th of April under the leadership of World Health Organization to draw the mass people attention towards 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 the World Health Day annually on 7th of April. It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as the World Health Day. Varieties of events related to the particular theme are organized on the international and national level by the WHO.

It is an annual event being celebrated for years to raise the common public awareness towards the health issues and concerns. A particular theme is chosen to run the celebration and take care of the health for whole year. Global Polio Eradication was also one of the special themes of the year 1995 of world health day. From then, most of the 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 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 crowd 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 UN for addressing the 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 aiming to make the world a healthy world. It has all the statistics about global health reports.

How World Health Day is Celebrated

World Health Day is celebrated worldwide by the government, non-government, NGOs including various health organizations at many places by organizing programmes relating to the public health issues and awareness. Participated organizations highlight their activities and supports through the media reports by means of press releases, news and etc. Health authorities from different country take part in the celebration with their pledges in order to support on the health issues worldwide.

Varieties of activities are done in the conference of health workers to encourage people to maintain their health in the presence of media coverage. Debates on the related topics, art exhibitions, essay writing, competitions and award ceremony are organized to fulfill the aim of world health day.

Why World Health Day is Celebrated

World Health Day celebration focuses on increasing the life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits. Youths of the new era are also targeted by this event to prevent and make them healthy to make the world healthy and free from AIDS and HIV.

Disease spreading vectors like mosquitoes (malaria, dengue fever, filaria, chikungunya, yellow fever and etc), ticks, bugs, sand flies, snails and etc are also spotlighted by the WHO to make the world free from a wide range of diseases caused by parasites and pathogens. It provides better prevention and cure from the vector-borne diseases spread by vectors and travelers from one country to other. WHO supports various health authorities on global basis to make their own efforts for the public health problems to enhance better life without any diseases.

Some of the objectives of why it is being celebrated yearly are listed below:

  • To increase the public awareness of various causes and prevention of high blood pressure.
  • To provide detail knowledge of getting prevented from various diseases and their complications.
  • To encourage most vulnerable group of people to frequently check their blood pressure and follow medications from the professionals.
  • To promote self care among people.
  • To motivate the worldwide health authorities to make their own efforts in creating the healthy environments in their country.
  • To protect families living in the disease vulnerable areas.
  • To teach travelers and send them a messages about how to get protected from the vector-borne diseases while travelling.

World Health Day Themes

  • The theme of World Health Day 1950 was “Know your Health Services”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1951 was “Health for your Child and World’s Children”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1952 was “Healthy surroundings make Healthy people”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1953 was “Health is Wealth”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1954 was “The Nurse: Pioneer of Health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1955 was “Clean water means better Health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1956 was “Destroy disease carrying Insects”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1957 was “Food for All”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1958 was “Ten years of Health progress”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1959 was “Mental illness and Mental Health in the World of today”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1960 was “Malaria eradication – A world challenge”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1961 was “Accidents and their prevention”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1962 was “Preserve sight- prevent Blindness”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1963 was “Hunger= Disease of millions”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1964 was “No Truce for Tuberculosis”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1965 was “Smallpox – constant alert”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1966 was “Man and his Cities”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1967 was “Partners in Health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1968 was “Health in the World of Tomorrow”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1969 was “Health, Labor and Productivity”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1970 was “Early detection of Cancer saves Life”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1971 was “A full life despite Diabetes”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1972 was “Your Heart is your Health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1973 was “Health begins at Home”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1974 was “Better food for a healthier World”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1975 was “Smallpox: Point of no return”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1976 was “Foresight Prevents Blindness”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1977 was “Immunize and protects your Child”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1978 was “Down with High Blood pressure”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1979 was “A healthy Child: A sure future”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1980 was “Smoking or Health: Choice is yours”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1981 was “Health for all by year 2000 AD”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1982 was “Add life to years”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1983 was “Health for all by year 2000 AD: Countdown has begun”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1984 was “Children’s Health: Tomorrow’s Wealth”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1985 was “Healthy Youth- Our best Resource”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1986 was “Healthy living: Everyone a winner”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1987 was “Immunization: A chance for every Child”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1988 was “Health for All: All for Health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1989 was “Let’s talk Health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1990 was “Our Planet our Earth: Think Globally Act Locally”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1991 was “Should Disaster Strike, be prepared”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1992 was “Heart beat: A rhythm of Health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1993 was “Handle life with care: Prevent violence and Negligence”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1994 was “Oral Health for a Healthy Life”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1995 was “Global Polio Eradication”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1996 was “Healthy Cities for better life”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1997 was “Emerging infectious diseases”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1998 was “Safe motherhood”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 1999 was “Active aging makes the difference”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2000 was “Safe Blood starts with me”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2001 was “Mental Health: stop exclusion, dare to care”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2002 was “Move for health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2003 was “Shape the future of life: healthy environments for children”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2004 was “Road safety”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2005 was “Make every mother and child count”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2006 was “Working together for health”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2007 was “International health security”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2008 was “Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2009 was “Save lives, make hospitals safe in emergencies”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2010 was “Urbanization and health: make cities healthier”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2011 was “Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2012 was “Good health adds life to years”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2013 was “Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure”.
  • The theme of World Health Day 2014 would be “Vector-borne diseases”.