What is World Health Day


  • 1 World Health Day
  • 2 World Health Day slogans
  • 3 World Health Organization
  • 4 References

World Health Day

The seventh day of April of each year marks World Health Day, which is celebrated the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948, and a specific slogan is chosen for each year to highlight it, as this day represents a global campaign that invites everyone from leaders to the common people To focus on one health challenge that has a global impact. [1]

World Health Day slogans

The celebration of World Health Day every year aims to create awareness and highlight a specific health issue, and over the past fifty years the most prominent health problems have been addressed, including the following: [2]
  • Universal health coverage for every person and anywhere: it is the slogan for the World Health Day 2018, and the goal of this campaign is to ensure that all people and societies have access to high-quality health services anywhere and anytime. [3]
  • Let us talk about depression: it is the slogan for the World Health Day 2017, and its aim is to clarify the impact of depression on the individual, family and society, and to clarify the risks of suicide, as it is the second leading cause of death in the 15-29 age group. [4]
  • Together to fight diabetes: it is the slogan for the World Health Day 2016, and the goal of this campaign is cooperation to fight diabetes, as it has been noticed that the prevalence of this disease in the world has increased recently in recent times. [5]
  • From farm to table, make your food safe: It is the motto of World Health Day 2015. This campaign focused on emphasizing food safety with a view to consumer safety, and clarifies the right to access safe food and it is a prerequisite for good health. [6]

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is considered the guiding and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system , and was established in 1948 AD, and is responsible for providing leadership in global health issues, forming health research programs, setting rules and standards, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and evaluating health phenomena, affiliated with the organization. A country and two partners meet every year at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to set the organization's policy and approve its own budget. [7]