World Health

World Health Day observed

MNA Feature Desk: The World Health Day was observed on Saturday to create awareness in the public about the various health issues under the slogan Health for All on Saturday.

To mark the day various programmes were held including walks and conferences in which the speakers highlighted various issues stressing on government to play its role as the people were being pushed towards poverty by paying huge cost for their health care while large region in the province still deprived of basic health facilities.

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

WHO held the first world health assembly in 1948. The assembly decided to celebrate April 7 of each year — got effective 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 several programmes to observe the day.

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