- World Health Day
World Health Day is celebrated every year on
7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization( WHO).
1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7th Aprilof each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is celebrated to create “awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO)”. Activities - related to that particular theme and the resources provided - continue beyond 7th April, that is, the designated day for celebrating the World Health Day.
World Health Day 2008: Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change
World Health Day, on 7 April, marks the founding of the World Health Organization and is an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. In 2008, World Health Day focuses on the need to protect health from the adverse effects of climate change.& establlish links between climate change and health and other development areas such as environment,food,energy,transport.
The theme “protecting health from climate change” puts health at the centre of the global dialogue about climate change. WHO selected this theme in recognition that climate change is posing ever growing threats to global public health security.
Through increased collaboration, the global community will be better prepared to cope with climate-related health challenges worldwide. Examples of such collaborative actions are: strengthening surveillance and control of infectious diseases, ensuring safer use of diminishing water supplies, and coordinating health action in emergencies.
World Health day 2007: Invest in health, build a safer future
Key messages for World Health Day 2007:
# Threats to health know no borders.
# Invest in health, build a safer future.
# Health leads to security; insecurity leads to poor health.
# Preparedness and quick response improve international health security.
# The World Health Organization is making the world more secure
Themes of previous World Health Days
2008: Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change
2007: International health security
2006: Working together for health
2005: Make every mother and child count
2004: Road safety
2003: Shape the Future of Life: Healthy Environments for Children
2002: Move for Health
2001: Mental Health: Stop Exclusion, Dare to Care
2000: Safe BloodStart with Me
1999: Active AgingMakes the Difference
1998: Safe Motherhood
1997: Emerging Infectious Diseases
1996: Healthy Cities for Better Life
1995: Global PolioEradication
* [http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2007/en/ WHO World Health Day 2007]
* [http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2006/en/ WHO World Health Day 2006]
* [http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2005/en/ WHO World Health Day 2005]
* [http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2004/en/ WHO World Health Day 2004]
* [http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2003/en/ WHO World Health Day 2003]
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