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World Health Day: Building a Fairer, Healthier World

April 7th of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

Over the past 50 years, this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities that extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.

This year, World Health Organization (WHO) put emphasis on eliminating health inequalities and bringing people together to build a fairer, healthier world through a year-long global campaign under the theme “Together for a fairer, healthier world”.

On this World Health Day, WHO is calling on leaders to monitor health disparities and address their core reasons to guarantee that everyone has access to the living and working situations that are favorable to good health and to quality health services where and when they need them, and to invest in primary health care to achieve health for all by all.


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