United Nation's World Heath Day

World Health Day is an annual event on April 7 to draw attention to particular priorities in global health.

United Nations' World Health Day

Global health issues are raised on World Health Day.

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What Do People Do?

Various local, national and international events are arranged to educate the public and policy makers about a specific aspect of the World Health Organization's work. This event receives plenty of media coverage. A toolkit is provided for those who wish to plan events but emphasizes that these should be suitable for the local cultural, social and economic conditions. Examples of events include conferences for health workers, briefings for local politicians, and informational displays for children and young people. Public marches and demonstrations, as well as free or easy access to medical tests, can also take place on the day.