World Health Day 2013
World Health Day 2013 is Celebrated on 7th April to mark the
anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organisation) in 1948.
Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a
priority area of Public health Concern in the world. The theme for 2013 is
"High Blood Pressure" also known as hypertension.
High Blood Pressure
is a Silent Killar and a most common chronic illness in the World
World Health Day 2012
The World Health Organization (WHO) called for urgent action to ensure
all people reaching old age in the best possible health condition head
of the coming World Health Day on April 7, 2012. WHO statistics showed that in the next five years, there will be more
people in the world aged more than 65 and children aged less than five
for the first time; by 2050, there will be some two billion people aged
more than 60 and 80 percent of the world's older people will be living in low- and middle-income countries.
This year World Health Day on April 7 to mark the anniversary of the
founding of the WHO in 1948.This year's theme is "Active ageing: good
health adds life to years." WHO highlights the need for countries to take steps to prevent
non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease,
which are main health challenges for older people,
World Health Day 2011
The World Health Day celebrated on 7 April each year, with a different annual theme
that highlights a priority area of concern. This year World Health Day 2011 focuses on "Ant microbial resistance and its global
spread" , a very important issue to the international Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in its capacity as a
leading women's health organisation in 124 countries.
Theme for World Health Day 2011 is "Antimicrobial
resistance" with the slogan "no action today, no
cure tomorrow". This year, World Health Organisation will focus on the HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria epidemics.
World Health Day 2010
The World Health Day 2010 theme of this year was
" 1000 Cities, 1000 Lives – Urban Health Matters”. This slogan will inspire the towns and the individuals to do work with
multi-agencies having broad range of partners to have the long-lasting effect on Health. 1000 cities and 1000 lives campaign will watch all the happening events
across the world during one week from 7th to 11th April according to World Health Organization (WHO).
.The World Health day is a worldwide opportunity to focus on key public health issues that affect
the international community, and it launches longer-term advocacy programmes.
The World Health Day highlights that women who dwell in urban environments tend to be at
increased risk of violence and some communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Prevalence of HIV is generally higher in urban areas;
population-based household surveys indicate that prevalence is 1.7 times higher in urban than rural areas.
Urbanisation and Maternal and Child Health
The rapid growth of cities has increased the visibility of unequal access to skilled care at birth and to emergency care for urban women.
Women who live in these slums often do not have access to basic health services. These women and their newborns are
particularly disadvantaged because they do not receive appropriate care during pregnancy and childbirth.
Most caesarean sections in developing countries are performed among the urban richer and richest women, while
often almost none of the urban poorest women have access to this life-saving procedure. A similar trend can be seen regarding
access to skilled birth attendants. Only very few of the poorest women have access to a doctor and/or a skilled nurse or midwife during childbirth.
(Source: World Health Organisation)