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World Health Day 2021

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

 Over the past 50 years this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.


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World Health Day 2021

Date and time
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 AM EDT
  • Campaign
Issue Area(s)
  • Adolescents/Youths
  • Child Health
  • Child Marriage
  • Climate and Environment
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Education
  • FGM and Other Harmful Practices
  • Gender Equity
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria
  • Human Trafficking
  • Humanitarian and Fragile Settings
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • WASH
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