World Health Day

 

Emblem for World Health Day 2006In 1948, the First World Health Assembly called for the creation of a "World Health Day". Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated on 7 April of each year. The objective of World Health Day is to raise global awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO). The Day serves as a launch for a long-term advocacy program for which activities will be undertaken and resources provided well beyond 7 April.

 

1950     Know your own health services

1951     Health for your child and the world are of the children

1952     Healthy surroundings make healthy people

1953     Health is wealth

1954     The nurse, pioneer of health

1955     Clean water means better health

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - stamp World Health Day 19841956     Destroy disease-carrying insects

1957     Food and health

1958     Ten years of health progress

1959     Mental illness and mental health in the world today

 

1960     Malaria eradication - a world challenge

1961     Accidents need not happen

1962     Preserve sight - prevent blindness

1963     Hunger, disease of millions

1964     No truce for tuberculosis

1965     Smallpox - constant alert

Poster for World Health Day 1987 - United States1966     Man and his cities

1967     Partners in health

1968     Health in the world of tomorrow

1969     Health, labour and productivity

 

1970     Early detection of cancer saves lives

1971     A full life despite diabetes

1972     Your heart is your health

1973     Health begins at home

1974     Better food for a healthier world

1975     Smallpox: point of no return

1976     Foresight prevents blindness

1977     Immunize and protect your child

1978     Down with high blood pressure

1979     A healthy child, a sure future

 

1980     Smoking or health - the choice is yours

Poster for World Health Day 1998 - Mozambique1981     Health for all by the year 2000

1982     Add life to years

1983     Health for all by the year 2000: the count-down has begun

1984     Children's health, tomorrow's wealth

1985     Health youth, our best resource

1986     Healthy living: everyone a winner

1987     Immunization: a chance for every child

1988     Health for all - all for health

1989     Let's talk health

 

1990     Our planet - our health: think globally - act locally

1991     Should disaster strike - be prepared

1992     Heartbeat - the rhythm of health

Poster for World Health Day 19961993     Handle life with care - prevent violence and negligence

1994     Oral health for a healthy life

1995     Target 2000: Global polio eradication

1996     Healthy cities for better life

1997     Emerging infectious diseases: global alert, global response

1998     Safe motherhood

1999     Active aging makes the difference

 

2000     Safe blood starts with me: blood saves lives

2001     Mental health: stop exclusion, dare to care

2002     Move for health

2003     Shape the future of life: healthy environments for children

2004     Road safety

2005     Make every mother and child count

2006     Working together for health

2007     International health security

2008     Protecting health from climate change

2009     Save lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies

 

Poster for World Health Day 1977 - Nigeria2010     Urbanization and health

2011     Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread

 

 

Link

 

The World Health Day section on the WHO website.

 

 

Catalogue - 1963 - general issues

 

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics                        7 April 1963

 

 

Catalogue - 1972 - Your heart is your health

 

See the special 1972 page.

 

 

Poster for World Health Day 1999Catalogue - 1976 - general issues

 

Niger                                                                 7 April 1976

 

 

Catalogue - 1976 - Foresight prevents blindness

 

See the special 1976 page.

 

 

Poster for World Health Day 1989Catalogue  - 1977 - Immunize and protect your child

 

Niger                                                                 25 April 1977

 

 

Catalogue - 1978 - Down with high blood pressure

 

See the special 1978 page.

 

 

Catalogue - 1980 - Smoking or health - the choice is yours

 

See the special 1980 page.

 

 

Catalogue - 1987- Immunization: a chance for every child

 

Poster for World Health Day 1979 - NigeriaBangladesh                                                        7 April 1987

 

 

Catalogue - 1993 - Handle life with care - prevent violence and negligence

 

Bangladesh                                                        7 April 1993

 

 

Catalogue - 1995 - general issues

 

Bangladesh                                                        7 April1995

 

 

Catalogue - 2004 - Road safety

 

Bangladesh                                                        7 April 2004

 

 

Catalogue - 2005 - Make every mother and child count

 

Bangladesh                                                        19 July 2006

 

 

Catalogue - 2007 - International health security

 

Bangladesh                                                        7 April 2007

 

 

Catalogue - 2008 - Protecting health from climate change

 

Bangladesh                                                        7 April 2008

 

 

Catalogue - 2009 - Save lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies

 

Bangladesh                                                        7 April 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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