World Health Day - 7 April 2024

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United Nations (UN) World Health Day is an annual global health awareness day.

An Overview of the News

  • It is celebrated across the globe on the 7th of April to shed light on a specific health issue concerning people globally.

  • World Health Day celebrations aim to raise awareness about a particular health topic with emphasis on a priority area of concern identified by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • This date marks the 76th anniversary of the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.

The theme of World Health Day 2024:

  • The theme of World Health Day 2024 is 'My Health, My Right', which emphasizes individual rights to health.

Launch of Initiative:

  • NMC and NTF have launched “My Health, My Rights” initiative targeting medical students and professionals.

World Health Organization (WHO):

  • Director General: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

  • Established: 7 April 1948

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