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World Health Day: Thursday April 7, 2016

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 7, 2016 4:05:06 PM

What is World Health Day?

 World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on the 7th of April.  It is sponsored by the World Health Organization.  World Health Day is meant to celebrate the WHO’s founding, and is also seen as an opportunity to garner international attention to an appropriate subject of major importance to global health each year.  The WHO organizes global, regional, and local events related to a particular theme for the Day.  World Health Day is recognized by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council.  World Health Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by WHO.  These also include World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.

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