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World Health Day

  • 07 Apr 2020
  • 2 min read
  • Every year 7th April marks the celebration of World Health Day.
  • Its idea was conceived at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and it came into effect in 1950.
  • Aim: To create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO).
    • Over the years, it has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care and climate change.
  • Theme for 2020: Support Nurses and Midwives.
  • 2020 has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
    • This year, the day celebrates the work of nurses and midwives and reminds world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy.
    • On the Day, the ‘State of the World’s Nursing 2020’ report has been launched.
    • WHO and its partners will make a series of recommendations to strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce.
  • Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of Covid-19 response-providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and collecting data for clinical studies.
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