World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to raise awareness about global health and promote healthy living. This day also commemorates the founding anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO), which was established in 1948 by the first World Health Assembly.
The first World Health Assembly proposed the idea of World Health Day in 1948. They decided that April 7th would be celebrated annually to mark the founding of WHO. Since then, this day is celebrated every year with a different theme to highlight various aspects of global health.
World Health Day is significant as it focuses on the need for individuals, communities, and governments to take action to ensure access to quality healthcare services. The day also provides an opportunity to recognise the contributions of healthcare workers.
Theme for World Health Day 2023
The theme for World Health Day in 2023 is ‘Health For All.’ It highlights the importance of ensuring quality health care for all individuals, irrespective of their backgrounds or socio-economic status.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Message
On the occasion of World Health Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude to all healthcare workers who work tirelessly to make our planet healthier. He also emphasised the government’s commitment to ensuring quality health care for the people of India.
On World Health Day, we express gratitude to all those who work to make our planet healthier.
Our Government will continue working to augment health infrastructure and ensure quality healthcare to the people. https://t.co/F0OcqOlcCr
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2023