World Liver Day: 19 April
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World Liver Day is observed every year on 19 April to raise awareness about liver health and related diseases.
An Overview of the News
World Liver Day aims to educate people about the importance of early detection, prevention and treatment of liver diseases.
The theme of World Liver Day 2023 is "Be alert, do regular liver check-ups, fatty liver can affect anyone,"
The day is celebrated in partnership with various local and international organisations that focus on promoting liver health.
Liver is the second largest and most important organ in the human body, responsible for functions such as metabolism, digestion, immunity, toxin filtration, and nutrient storage.
Recent studies in India have shown that 75% of cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are seen in patients who consume little or no alcohol and have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/sq. less than a metre.
According to the World Health Organisation, liver disease is the 10th leading cause of death in India.
About World Health Organization (WHO)
It is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.
Formation - 7 April 1948
Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland
Head - Tedros Adhanom (Director General)
Parent Organization - United Nations Economic and Social Council
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