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World Health Day 2021

World Health Day 2021: Building a fairer healthier world

April 7 is World Health Day!

World Health Day is celebrated each year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and to raise awareness about a public health priority.

This year’s theme, Aging, and health reminds us that good health can add life to years, enabling older men and women to live longer and remain actively involved in all levels of society.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) invites you to join a campaign to build a fairer healthier world this World Health Day (7th April 2021).

Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone

World Health Day 2021

In recent years, countries in the Western Pacific have experienced rapid economic growth, migration and urbanization. This created opportunities for better lives for many, but left others behind. The COVID-19 pandemic has undercut recent health gains, pushed more people into poverty and food insecurity, and amplified gender, social and health inequities. 

This World Health Day, WHO is calling for action to eliminate health inequities, as part of a year-long global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world. The campaign highlights WHO’s constitutional principle that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”

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