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The World Health Day (WHD) is celebrated every year on 7th April to mark the anniversary of the f founding of World Health Organization (WHO) on this day in 1948.
On 7th April 1948, the first World Health Assembly was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year with effect from 1950 as the World Health Day.
The World Health Day observance of the day focuses on disseminating knowledge and awareness about human health, increasing life expectancy by adding good healthto lives of people and promoting healthier living habits across the world.
The World Health Day also provides with unique opportunity to mobilize action around specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
The World Health Day 2019 theme is "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere".
WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG).
WHO flag features the Rod of Asclepius as a symbol for healing.
Established: 7 April 1948
Headquartered: Geneva, Switzerland.
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