7th April, 1948, is the day when WHO (World Health Organization) came into existence. Two years after its inception, WHO started initiation to celebrate the ‘World Health Day’ every year on 7th April.
Year on year, it has focused on major health issues such as maternal and child care, mental health, and climate change. The celebration serves as an opportunity to attend important aspects of global health and are marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself.
Every year WHO rolls out a theme for ‘World Health Day’. This year the theme is ‘Support nurses & midwives’.
This World Health Day, we appreciate the contribution of nurses and midwives, accrediting their vital role in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak, putting their own health at risk to protect their patients.
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