World Health Day!

World Health Day is celebrated every day on April 7th.  Its sponsored by the WHO (World Health Organization).

In 1948, the World Health Organization held the first World Health Assembly.  The assembly decided to celebrate April 7th of each year, beginning in 1950, as World Health Day.  The world health day is celebrated to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the WHO.

The theme for 2010:  “Be part of a global movement to make cities healthier.”

World Health Day 2010 will focus on urbanization and health. With the campaign “1000 cities – 1000 lives”, events will be organized worldwide calling on cities to open up streets for health activities. Stories of urban health champions will be gathered to illustrate what people are doing to improve health in their cities.

For more information visit the WHO website HERE

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~ by daroldingram on April 6, 2010.

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