World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

Date: April 07, 2016

Diabetes Polio WHO

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate the World Health Day annually on 7th of April. It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as the World Health Day. Varieties of events related to the particular theme are organized on the international and national level by the WHO.

dIt is an annual event being celebrated for years to raise the common public awareness towards the health issues and concerns. A particular theme is chosen to run the celebration and take care of the health for whole year. Global Polio Eradication was also one of the special themes of the year 1995 of world health day. From then, most of the countries have become free of this fatal disease whereas in other parts of the world its awareness level has increased.

On the occasion of World Health Day 2016, WHO issues a call for action on diabetes, drawing attention to the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease.The theme of World Health Day 2016 is “Diabetes:Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance”.