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April 7 : World Health Day 2015

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World Health Day (WHD) 2015 was observed world-wide on April 7 2015, Theme for year 2015 was farm to plate, make food safe.World Health Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948 and disseminate knowledge and awareness about human health.

Purpose: To focus on increasing the life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits

Theme for World Health Day 2015
Each year a particular theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health.

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, announced at ICN2 that food safety would be the focus of World Health Day 2015.

“WHO will dedicate its 2015 World Health Day to food safety to catalyse collective Government and public action to put measures in place that will improve safety of food from farms, factories, street vendors and kitchens. Also in 2015, WHO will, for the first time, publish estimates of the global burden of food-borne disease, finally showing the scale of the problem,” said Dr Chan.