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World Health Day observed globally on 7 April

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The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated on 7 April every year. On April 7th every year, governmental as well as non-governmental health organizations organize events that focus on promoting healthier habits of living. From exciting activities to pledges and support plans, these events aim to create awareness about what can increase the life expectancy of people around the world.

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The Theme of World Health Day 2020: Support Nurses And Midwives.

On this day, the World Health Organization calls for people to extend their gratitude and support nurses and midwives across the world. The WHO has named this year the ‘International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’.

History of World Health Day:

In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 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.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of the World Health Organisation: Tedros Adhanom Trending.
  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • WHO founded: 7 April 1948.

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