Wednesday, April 6, 2011

World Health Day 2011


In 1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.

The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. Resources provided continue beyond 7 April, that is, the designated day for celebrating the World Health Day.

2011's theme is: Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow.