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.