World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the patronages of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations.
The World Health Organization was founded on April 7, 1948. Since then, the organization has carried out a huge amount of valuable work, including the global eradication of smallpox and the implementation of a wide range of public health strategies. Now, 193 countries are members and the organization is still working to improve many aspects of health around the world.
At the First World Health Assembly in 1948, the delegates called for a World Health Day to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. This has been held on April 7 every year since 1950. The day is used to draw attention to particular priorities in global health.
This year the tagline for World Health Day is: “Support Nurses and Midwives”. The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to recognize the role that midwives and nurses play in keeping the world and people healthy. As a special response to the COVID-19 pandemic all around the world, nurses, along with other health workers are at the extreme frontlines. They are not only helping people but also putting their own health at risk intending to protect the community.
Health is one of the most vital impacts areas of ADRA in Bangladesh. ADRA in Bangladesh assisting the targeted community people by providing a wide range of support in terms of Health & Hygiene, Water, and Sanitation for 11 years. ADRA organizes various types of workshops, seminars, rally to promote health issues and raise public awareness.
By celebrating such international health days for awareness, the idea is to spread knowledge on health issues and empower people in the decision making on health and medical treatment. World Health Day is such a day through which universal health can be attained as it spread awareness about health issues.