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Welcome to some details of World Health Day and World Health Day Poem…

At the beginning let us know about World Health Day.



World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April. This day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.

In this year itself WHO held the First World Health Assembly and decided to celebrate World Health Day on 7th April every year w.e.f. 1950.

This is observed to raise an awareness about the public health priority. World Health Organization provides an opportunity to focus world’s attention on a health problem or any type of health issues that deserves special attention by the Government and societies or communities at large.

This day can very well be said as Global Health Awareness Day under the sponsorship of World Health Organization.

This day has been celebrated since 1950 with an objective to raise global awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the WHO.


Now let us go through some themes from 2015 to 2020.


2015 – Food safety

2016 – Halt the rise : beat diabetes

2017 – Depression : Let’s talk

2018 – Universal Health Coverage : Everyone everywhere

2019 – Visionary women : Champions of peace and non-violence

2020 – Support Nurses and midwives

The 2020 World Health Day Theme highlights Covid-19 Global Pandemic. The theme was launched or campaign was started as ‘support nurses and midwives’. The medical staff is the frontline people battling against Covid-19 Corona Virus to save the people. During this period much of the efforts were a focus on raising fund for the Covid-19 solidarity response fund.

For more clarity and understanding let us take the help of Wikipedia on World Health Day.

World Health Day

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A 1980 Libyan commemorative stamp recognizing World Health Day

Observed by All Member States of the World Health Organization
Date 7 April
Next time 7 April 2021
Frequency annual

Now we have gathered fair amount of knowledge and clarity about World Health Day.

Now let us read the poem….


We mostly bother about health

Only when it starts draining our wealth

All types of pollutions are happening around

Cleanliness and hygiene also not found

Man is progressing everybody says

New type of diseases are also born through many ways

Recently Covid-19 Corona Virus shook us all

New, new virus may be born and kill us all

This pandemic has taught a big lesson to all nations

Now we understand the role of World Health Organization.

All the Governments, NGOs and various organizations

Should have to think about the common citizens

On World Health Day – 7th April every year

WHO brings out a theme for public health priority that is very very clear

WHO provides an opportunity to focus world’s attention

To solve any type of health problem or health issues of all nations

7th April is Global Health Awareness Day

And it is our World Health Day.

WHO has brought various themes for our attention

The world has to think for good health of all nations

Let us know the theme and appreciate the WHO’s initiative

The theme of 2015 was food safety

The theme of 2016 was halt the rise: beat diabetes

The theme of 2017 was depression: Let’s talk

2018 theme was – Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, everywhere

2019 theme was – Visionary women : Champions of peace and non-violence

2020 theme was support nurses and midwives

2021 theme – We are waiting….

The theme shows the care and concern for various urgent matters of health

Let us remember that healthy citizens are our greatest wealth

Let us understand that health involves healthy habits

Health involves healthy thoughts, coping with strain and stress

We have to find out ways and means to distress

Otherwise we all are in a mess.

Absence of physical disease helps us to lead a better life

But – let us think of holistic health for a happy and satisfied life

Let the entire world be healthy, wealthy and wise

Let everybody get food, shelter, clothes and medicines

Let’s say no – no and no to smoking, drinking and habits of drugs taking

Please – let’s not torture our body and mind

And surrender to addiction that over powers our conscience and mind

Let a pure soul live in a pure heart and body of ours

Concern for good health of the self should be our motto

Let’s take vow on World Health Day

To build a healthy life and healthy society by one and all.



Now let us read a few health quotes for better understanding of the topic.


01. To keep the body in good health is a duty…. Otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear….BUDDHA

02. It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver….MAHATMA GANDHI

03. Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity…..WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 1948

04. I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health…..VOLTAIRE

05. Healthy citizens are the greatest assets any country can have….WINSTON CHURCHILL

06. A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the Doctor’s book. …IRISH PROVERB

07. He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything….ARABIAN PROVERB

08. Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. …ANNE WILSON SCHAEF

09. Health is not valued till sickness comes…..THOMAS FULLER

10. I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you….JOYCE MEYER

11. A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. …TOM STOPPARD



It can very well be concluded that WHO is concerned about the good health of the entire world. Through World Health Day, WHO is showing its pro-activity and through various themes trying to bring about the awareness among the world citizens.

It can also be said that WHO is practically trying to give the message that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. This simple mantra should be followed by every citizen so that we all can lead a disease free life.

It is worthwhile to mention that – the WHO defines health as a state of mental, physical, and social wellbeing, and not merely physical wellbeing.

We all have to remember that a healthy person is one who is capable to function up to his optimal capacity without any difficulty.

Let us all try to be healthy. Being healthy should be our concern and it should be part of our overall lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illness.

Let us all try to feel good about ourselves and take care of our health. To have a healthy body is important for our self-esteem and self-image. Let us do right things to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy body.

We should also find out ways and means to contribute whatever possible for World Health Day and contribute in our own way on the theme declared by WHO on World Health Day.

Let the world be happy, healthy and wealthy.


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