About World Health Day-
- The day is celebrated annually in accordance with the World Health Organization’s aim to discuss health-related issues and to draw attention to specific health issues concerning people across the world.
- The first World Health Day was celebrated and observed in 1950, after 7 April was set aside as a designated date to celebrate the creation of the World Health Organization in 1948 in the First Health Assembly.
- The day thereby marks the anniversary of WHO after it was established in 1948.
- The theme for 2022 is “Our Planet, Our Health”.
- In 2021, when the world was struggling to free itself from the clutches of the coronavirus, the WHO World Health Day theme was “Building a fairer, healthier world”.
- Before that, in 2020, it was “Support Nurses and Midwives”.
- World Health Day is one of 11 official global health campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World AIDS Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Chagas Disease Day, World Patient Safety Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and World Hepatitis Day.