Geneva, 7 April 2023 (TDI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) is celebrating World Health Day today. On this date the constitution of WHO came into force in 1948.
It is pertinent to note that In 1948, nations around the world founded WHO to promote health and keep the world safe.
Every year on 7th April World Health Day is celebrated worldwide to draw the attention of people all around the world towards a specific health topic of concern.
THEMES OF WORLD HEALTH DAY
World Health Day themes from the past include Ageing and Health in 2012, Healthy blood pressure in 2013, and Small bite big threat in 2014. On this date the constitution of WHO came into force in 1948.
The theme of World Health Day is “Health for All”.The aim of the theme is to look back at the achievements of WHO.
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WHO has been instrumental when it comes to public health and the improvement of quality of life over the past 70 years.
The theme also calls on the world to take necessary actions to tackle the health-related challenges of today and tomorrow.
PUBLIC HEALTH MILESTONES
Over the past 75 years WHO has achieved many public health milestones. These include the discovery of antibiotics in 1950, the development Inactivated polio vaccine in 1952 and the discovery of HIV in 1983.
The most recent ones include approving a new SDG indicator on bloodstream infections in 2020.
As well as declaring the novel coronavirus a Public health emergency of International concern the same year, the ground-breaking recommendation for the malaria vaccine for children in 2021.
POVERTY AND HEALTH
The issue of public health can also be related to problems like poverty. Good health is essential in eradicating poverty in all forms and dimensions and achieving progress on global goals the UN Development (UNDP) tweeted on the occasion of World Health Day.