World Health Day is observed on 7th April every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) was established on this day, 7th April 1948. This day is considered to make people aware of their health and motivate them to live in a happier and healthier world. The World Health Organization says that being healthy mentally, physically and socially is the definition of human health.
History of World Health Day
On April 7, 1948, 193 countries of the world, together with the United Nations as another associate and affiliate organization, laid the foundation of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In the same year, the WHO held its first World Health Assembly, in which it was decided to celebrate World Health Day every year from 7 April. Its main objective is to raise the level of health of people around the world. The health of every human being is good and every person can get a good treatment facility when ill. To prevent the dreaded diseases like polio, anemia, blindness, leprosy, TB malaria and AIDS around the world and provide proper treatment to the patients, and make these societies aware of diseases and teach them to be healthy by creating a healthy environment
Since when is World Health Day celebrated?
The first world health was celebrated in the year 1950. The aim of establishing the World Health Organization was to raise the level of health of people around the world. Every year a new topic is chosen keeping in mind the global public health issues.
Why is World Health Day celebrated
World Health Day aims to bring attention and awareness of common people towards health issues and problems related to people. It is an annual event. Every year a new subject is chosen and then throughout the year many events and programs are organized for that. For example, in 1995, the topic of global polio eradication was chosen and since then, most countries have been freed from this deadly disease, while its awareness level has increased in other countries of the world.
How do you celebrate World Health Day?
On the occasion of World Health Day on 7th April, World Health Day, government, non-governmental organizations and NGOs including health organizations organize many events. On this special occasion, special health camps are organized in many places, where they check-up is done free of cost. Many street plays are also organized and art exhibitions are also organized in many places to spread awareness among people towards health.
What is the World Health Organization (WHO)?
The World Health Organization was established on 7 April 1948 and is a unit of the United Nations Organization. Out of the world, only 194 countries are its members. The World Health Organization is headquartered in Geneva.
About World Health Organization
• The headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) is located in the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
• The main objective of the World Health Organization is to keep the level of health of people around the world high.
• On 22 July 1946, the proposal of the establishment of WHO was agreed by all the 61 member countries of the then United Nations.
• As of 2014, the number of member countries of the World Health Organization was 194.
• India is also a member country of the World Health Organization and has its Indian headquarters in Delhi.
Importance of World Health Day
You must have often heard that “Health is wealth“. This proverb explains the importance of health in our lives. But how much attention can we draw on this wealth called health. To live a good, happy life, it is very important to be healthy. But in today’s time, the quality of human life is getting worse day by day. At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) is working to improve the quality of life. So that every human in the world can live a happy life for a long time. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a theme every year on which programs are done throughout the year and work on that theme.
Which theme was kept in which year
The first World Health Day was celebrated in the year 1950, at that time its theme was “Know your health services“. In 2020 the theme is “Support nurses and midwives.”
India’s situation is worrying
According to the National Family Health Survey, 3.88 percent of children under the age of three have not developed according to their age and 46 percent of children are underweight compared to their age while 79.2 percent of children with anemia are suffering. Anemia in pregnant women has increased from 50 to 58 percent. It is said that better health increases age. According to the India Health Report 2010, public health services are still not completely free and the condition of those who are there is not good. There is a shortage of trained people in the field of health. Bed availability in hospitals is also very low. Only 28 percent of people care for better cleanliness.
Coronavirus, COVID-19 is pandemic in the year 2020
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. Nurses, midwives, and all health workers are on the COVID-19 frontline. Take a moment to thank them and show them your appreciation. Share photos and videos of and from nurses and midwives, or other health workers, and patients explaining why their work is vital.
On World Health Day we ensure that the nursing and midwifery workforces are strong enough to ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the healthcare they need.