April 7 – World Health Day

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  • In 1948, the First World Health Assembly proposed that a “World Health Day” be established to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated every April 7. Each year a specific health theme is chosen for that day to highlight a priority area of interest to WHO.

    World Health Day provides a global opportunity to focus attention on important public health issues affecting the international community. On the occasion of World Health Day, promotional programs are launched that last long after April 7.

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