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  • World No Tobacco Day

    28th April 2022

    This annual campaign, driven by WHO, informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight against the use of tobacco and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health to protect future generations.

  • World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

    28th April 2022

    On 5 May 2022, people around the world will participate in World Pulmonary Hypertension Day, an annual aglobal event to raise awareness around pulmonary hypertension, a severe condition affecting the lungs and heart.

  • World Obesity Day

    21st February 2022

    World Obesity Day (WOD) returns this year with the simple message: "Everybody Needs to Act". The roots of obesity run deep and that the only way we can make progress is by working together. The campaign toolkit and campain resources are available for anyone planning WOD initatives!

    To share your plans, stories, or to ask a question, please contact [email protected] 

  • World Health Day: first State of the World's Nursing 2020 Report by WHO

    03rd April 2020

    Every year, many people, civil society organisations and international organisations celebrate World Health Day on April 7th. This year’s campaign marks worldwide support for nurses and midwives.

  • World Health Day 2018

    09th February 2018

    This 7th April WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges and commit to concrete steps to advance #HealthForAll.

  • A risk factor for mental health disorders, childhood abuse must stop

    06th April 2017

    Childhood abuse & neglect lead to devastating and long lasting, yet preventable mental health conditions such as depression. It's a scourge we must talk about this World Health Day.

  • How safe is your food?

    02nd April 2015

    The great majority of people will experience a food or water borne disease at some point in their lives. This highlights the importance of making sure the food we eat is not contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, toxins and chemicals.