World Health Day 2023 marking 75 years of WHO

World Health Day 2023 marking 75 years of WHO

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 with an aim to discuss health-related issues across the world. World Health Day provides a platform to urge action and motivate people to tackle the challenges of today and the future.

The World Health Day 2023 is marking 75th anniversary of World Health Organisation and it gives an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades.

World Health Organisation:

Founded: 7th April, 1948

Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland

After the first proposal for the establishing an independent health organisation in 1945 by China and Brazil at the United Nations Conference, the WHO was formed in the year 1948.

It is a specialized agency which responsible for international public health.

The WHO was formally established as the 61 countries signed the agreement for its inception on April 7, 1948.

The first World Health Day was observed on July 22 but it was changed to April 7 to mark the WHO’s formation.

Importance of the day:

  • The WHO picks out a pressing health issue or an all-encompassing idea for every year’s World Health Day theme to aware people about the crises or problems the world is facing.
  • The day eradicates any stain related to health issues and encourages open and free discussions so that people can come forward to seek help and treatment.
  • Over the past 50 years World Health Day has been doing constantly to highlight several important issues such as mental health, maternal and childcare, and climate change to forefront of international discussions.

Celebration of the day in India:

To celebrate World Health Day, a walkathon event has been organised in New Delhi under the theme – ‘Health for All’.

The walkathon has been organized to aware people about healthy habits not only to keep away Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) but also for positive effects on mental well-being.

Theme of World Health Day 2023:

The day observes the formation of World Health Organisation every year with a different theme to draw attention to the public health issues, its solutions and ideas.

The theme for World Health Day 2023 is ‘Health for All.’

Question & Answer:

Q1. How many years completed of forming World Health Organisation on 7th April 2023?

Ans. 75 years

Q2. On which day World Health Day is celebrated?

Ans. 7th April

Q3. What is the theme of World Health Day 2023?

Ans. Health for All


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