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World Health Day – 2010

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Day came into effect from April 7 1950 and each year has been dedicated by the WHO towards the achievement of the goals of the global health issue. On the day, various activities and programs are planned to create awareness and to the specific heath issue. whd2010s

World Health Day 2010 will focus on urbanization and health. With the campaign “1000 cities – 1000 lives”, events will be organized worldwide calling on cities to open up streets for health activities. Stories of urban health champions will be gathered to illustrate what people are doing to improve health in their cities.

Themes of previous World Health Days

  • 2010: Be part of a global movement to make cities healthier
  • 2009: Save lives,Make Hospitals Safe in Emergencies
  • 2008: Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change
  • 2007: International health security
  • 2006: Working together for health
  • 2005: Make every mother and child count
  • 2004: Road safety
  • 2003: Shape the Future of Life: Healthy Environments for Children
  • 2002: Move for Health
  • 2001: Mental Health: Stop Exclusion, Dare to Care
  • 2000: Safe Blood Start with Me
  • 1999: Active Aging Makes the Difference
  • 1998: Safe Motherhood
  • 1997: Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 1996: Healthy Cities for Better Life
  • 1995: Global Polio Eradication

Resources: Wikipedia , WHO website

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