World Health Day 2024:- Date, Theme, History and Significance

World Health Day 2024: World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. This year, the theme for World Health Day is “My Health, My Right.”

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World Health day is celebrated on April 7 each year to spread awareness about the general public health. World Health Organisation organises international, national and regional events on this day.

A healthy person remains more active and productive in daily life than an unhealthy person. Health is basically of two types – mental and physical health and both are co-related with each other. Person can live a happy and peaceful life with good mental and physical health.

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“Health is Wealth” is well known to all but very few people value health more than the wealth. Only healthy person can achieve a lot of wealth but they are unaware of this fact.

World Health Day 2024:- Date

World Health Day is observed on April 7 every year to recognise the importance and success of World Health Organisation.

World Health Day 2024:- History

In 1948, the World Health Organisation held the first World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate April 7 as World Health Day every year because the WHO was established on this day.

On April 7, 1950 the first World Health Day was celebrated. Since then it has been celebrated every year to raise awareness about the global health.

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World Health Day 2024:- Theme

The theme for World Health Day 2024 is “My Health, My Right.” The theme aims that getting quality health service is everyone’s right.

“This year’s theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination,” WHO wrote.

World Health Day 2024:- Significance

Covid-19 pandemic has showed the importance of health. During this pandemic, all the countries imposed restrictions and lockdowns without thinking about economy as they prefer general public health over economy. It shows how important health is.

Health is a way to live happy and fun-filled life. World Health Day reminds us that health should be the first priority of everyone.

In the modern era, body has become inactive due to regular sitting in front of mobiles, TVs and computers. Work and entertainment are important, but in a busy life, atleast one hour must be taken out for health. A person can lead a healthy life by following a healthy lifestyle such as daily exercise, sufficient water intake, good food and routine checkups.

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