World Health Day 2023: All you need to know

While all of us have read this common phrase ‘Health is wealth’ in childhood, we tend to ignore our health due to our busy lifestyle. The World Health Organization observes ‘World Health Day’ every year on April 7 across the globe to remind people that health is the biggest asset. This special day is observed to spread awareness about both physical and mental health that can help them improve their lifestyle for a happy life.

World Health Day 2023: History

The World Health Organization was established in 1948 to bring the world together towards a common goal – leading a healthy life. Various countries came together and founded the WHO in 1948 to promote health and wellness as a significant component of life. The organization was established to keep the world safe, help the vulnerable, make people understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The first World Health Day was celebrated in 1950 on April 7. It was held to mark WHO’s inception. Since then, the world has been observing the special occasion.

World Health Day 2023: Significance

World Health Day is observed to educate people, spread awareness about health issues, new medicines, research and ensure healthcare facilities are accessible to everyone, everywhere. This day reminds people to take notice of their health and make improvements to lead a quality life. World Health Day marks an occasion for the organization to discuss global health each year. This day is an opportunity for WHO to draw everyone’s attention toward their well-being.

World Health Day 2023: Theme

Marking the 75th anniversary of the WHO, the theme of World Health Day 2023 is “Health for All”. WHO is organizing multiple campaigns and awareness programs to discuss global health.

World Health Day 2023: Celebrations

WHO organizes seminars, campaigns, and panel discussions to spread awareness about good health and wellness. Schools and colleges also hold events to educate students and parents. Various NGO’s organize live sessions on social media to talk about good health.

FAQs

Q1:Who is the director-general of WHO?
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia is the current director-general of WHO.

Q2:When was WHO founded?
WHO was established on April 7, 1948.

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