Friday 7th April is World Health Day, an annual celebration of our shared goal to make sure everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being. This year is extra special as it marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of the World Health Organisation (WHO). #HealthForAll #WHO75
The World Health Organisation website states: “In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being. WHO’s 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades. It is also an opportunity to motivate action to tackle the health challenges of today ̶ and tomorrow.”
Since the foundation of the World Health Organization in 1948, the world has experienced public health challenges that have required us all to come together with science, solutions and solidarity. The WHO website has a “Public health milestones through the years” timeline which serves as a reminder of some of the most memorable successes and how these have contributed to improved health across the world. These milestone achievements also provide inspiration for us to face the health challenges of the future. We highly recommend you take some time to look at the awe-inspiring timeline.