World Health Day

World Health Day Quick Facts - EU

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2024 Date7 April 2024
2025 Date7 April 2025

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World Health Day is a global observance that signifies a shared commitment to promoting health. Coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), it allows various sectors worldwide to collaborate in addressing global health issues. It inspires policy makers, community leaders, and citizens alike to highlight the importance of health issues in their context and advocate for appropriate measures. Themes vary annually, mirroring the pressing health issues of the time, and are chosen for their applicability in all continents, ensuring that the Observance is globally relevant.

The WHO conceived the idea of the World Health Day in 1948, but the first celebration didn't take place until 1950. Since then, it has played a significant role in raising awareness and providing a platform for dialogue on health issues in the European Union (EU). The European Union, hosts many events for World Health Day, focusing on the selected theme. The EU utilises World Health Day to evaluate its health policies, identify weaknesses, and learn from its best-practices, encouraging cooperation between member states.

In the European Union, awareness campaigns in various forms, such as educational sessions, seminars, and online campaigns, mark World Health Day. Authorities share important health information related to the year's theme and inform the public of the actions they can take. These efforts often involve various stakeholders, from government agencies and NGOs to healthcare providers and citizens. World Health Day occurs every year on April 7, a date when the EU, in collaboration with the WHO and other international health bodies, lays out its vision and strategies for a healthier world.

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Facts about World Health Day

  • The theme for World Health Day in 2022 was Our Planet, Our Health.
  • According to the World Health Organization, 58% of deaths in children under age five are caused by infectious diseases with pneumonia being the highest cause of those deaths.

Top things to do in the EU for World Health Day

  • Get your blood pressure checked! High blood pressure is a silent killer known to massively increase the risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Play sports or exercise. Exercise raises the heart rate, burns calories, releases endorphins, and helps with leading a healthier lifestyle.

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