Elderly gentleman standing in a courtyard
April 2021

World health day

Community events
Wednesday 7th April, 2021

About this event

World Health Day

From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

Over the past 50 years this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change.

The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.

Contact details

For more information visit

World Health Organisation

World health day resources