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The World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7th, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).
In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7th April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. Resources provided continue beyond 7 April, that is, the designated day for celebrating the World Health Day.
World Health Day is acknowledged by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as through press releases issued in recent years by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Global Health Council.
Themes of World Health Days2014: Vector-borne diseases
2013: Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure
2012: Good health adds life to years
2011: Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow
2010: Urbanization and health: make cities healthier
2009: Save lives, Make hospitals safe in emergencies
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 Blood starts with me
1999: Active aging makes the difference
1998: Safe motherhood
1997: Emerging infectious diseases
1996: Healthy Cities for better life
1995: Global Polio Eradication