World Health Day:7 April 2024

World Health Day

On April 7, annually, the day is observed in order to raise awareness about global health issues and highlight the importance of well-being.

Origins of World Health Day:

World Health Day was first celebrated on April 7, 1950, to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Global Theme

Each year, World Health Day highlights a specific global health issue. The theme for 2024 is "Health Equity for All."

Life Expectancy Surge 

Since 1900, average global life expectancy has doubled due to advancements in healthcare and sanitation.

Pioneering Vaccine

The first successful vaccine ever developed was for smallpox, which was officially eradicated in 1980.

The 10,000 Steps Myth

The idea of taking 10,000 steps per day for good health originated as a marketing campaign in Japan.

Heartbeat Count 

The average human heart beats about 100,000 times per day. 

Laughter's Health Benefits 

Laughter can boost the immune system and decrease stress hormones.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is responsible for coordinating global efforts to improve health, prevent diseases, and provide healthcare in crisis situations.

Global Immunization

Immunization prevents an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and measles.