World Health Day 2021: Know the Date, History, Significance and Theme for World Health Day

09 Apr, 2021

World Health Day 2021:

A famous saying always states that losing your wealth is not a loss, but losing one’s health is the actual loss. Because our body is home to our spirit or our soul, and if we are not healthy, then it will surely affect the activities of our soul and eventually our mental health too. It is always believed that a healthy body is a home to beautiful minds, hence, maintaining our bodies healthy is our first and the foremost responsibility as a human. 


Nowadays, people have been conscious about their physical health and a lot of awareness is being spread through the mode of social media too. Moreover, a special day has been dedicated in this regard known as the World Health Day. And in the article further, we will know more about the History, Significance and Theme of World Health Day 2021. 


History of World Health Day 2021:

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April to create awareness about health and wellbeing to draw the attention of people from across the globe with a motive to highlight the important health issues. The global campaign to celebrate World Health Day was initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1950 and the first World Health Assembly was held by WHO in 1948. It was then, in that assembly, a decision was made to commemorate 7th April every year as World Health Day w.e.f. 1950.  


Significance of World Health Day 2021:

The main reason behind the commemoration of World Health Day is to highlight the important matters related to health namely, mental health, maternal and child care, climate change, the importance of healthcare workers and many more. World Health Day intends to spread awareness on achieving a better lifestyle and a disease-free life.  


The theme of the World Health Day 2021:

Commemoration of World Health Day is based on a theme every year which focuses on providing better health and lifestyle to everyone and everywhere. The theme of World Health Day 2021 is Building a fairer, healthier world. 


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