World Health Day today

Kalerkantho Online   

7 April, 2018 10:40 AM

World Health Day today

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The World Health Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere in the globe on Saturday.

The theme of this year’s day is: ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’.

This is a global health awareness day observed every year on April 7 under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO) marking its birthday.

In 1948, the WHO held the first world health assembly. The assembly decided to celebrate April 7 of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. 

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Directorate General of Health Services and different non-government organisations have taken elaborate programmes to observe the day. 

The day’s programmes will be inaugurated at Osmani Memorial Auditorium at 10:30am.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.