World Health Day

Building a Fairer, and Healthier World

Medtronic announces a series of initiatives and funding aimed at reducing global healthcare disparities.

Our world is an unequal one. Where you live and who you are often determines access to quality healthcare.

It should not be this way.

Alkermes Celebrates World Health Day 2021

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This year, World Health Day is focused on building a fairer, healthier world. We support the World Health Organization in its commitment to ensuring that everyone can realize the right to good health. 

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Today, we celebrate World Health Day, an international holiday, which was formed in 1950 by the World Health Organization, and brings light to important health issues globally.

This year’s holiday, honors the contribution of nurses, recognizing their vital role in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the frontlines of COVID-19 response, putting their own health at risk to protect the broader community. Nurses are also critical in responding to health needs in all settings and across the lifespan in the many communities we serve.

Celebrating the Incredible Contributions America's Charities' Nonprofit Members Make This World Health Day 2019


World Health Day takes place on April 7th each year, marking the anniversary of when the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. WHO selects a different theme each year, focusing on one of the topics from their 6-point agenda:

Hygiene Matters on World Health Day and Beyond


Each April, World Health Day celebrates the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and renews the call to action for governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to work together to raise public health standards around the world. It is also a chance to focus on and elevate the most pressing health issues facing global citizens, with the attention of global leaders driving this message. Within North America, preventing the spread of illnesses, such as influenza and the common cold, is a critical challenge every year.

Mars Announces Pioneering Partnership With World Food Programme On World Health Day

The partnership marks World Food Programme’s (WFP) first ever collaboration with Mars on food safety, supporting WFP’s drive to deliver more locally sourced, safe food in Africa
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MCLEAN,VIRGINIA, April 7th, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have announced a new partnership today - on World Health Day - that will improve the provision of safe, locally-sourced food the organization provides to those in need in Africa. The two-year partnership will advance the way in which WFP works with its suppliers in Africa – establishing new food safety guidelines for local suppliers in-country to improve the availability of safe foods for those in need.

Ecolab Celebrates World Health Day: From Cow to Consumer

Ecolab plays an important role in food safety by providing farmers, manufacturers, restaurateurs and retailers with innovative technologies, on-site service and ongoing training aimed at keeping food safe.
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Food safety is the theme of World Health Day, held this year on April 7. Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Day is an opportunity to highlight the importance of food safety around the world, from farm to fork. 

Wrigley Celebrates World Oral Health Day

Wrigley is partnering with FDI World Dental Federation on World Oral Health Day to help improve oral health globally
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CHICAGO, March 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) joins FDI World Dental Federation, its partners, dental professionals, and communities around the world to celebrate World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD) and its theme “Smile for Life.”

Teens Teaching Teens: Youth in Children International’s Youth Health Corps Pledge to Educate Their Peers and Communities About Better Health

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By Garrett Kenyon

Teens in Children International’s Youth Health Corps (YHC) take a pledge to educate their peers and communities about better health. In honor of World Health Day, we’ve gathered a best-of photo gallery to show off the work of these dedicated peer educators.

Learn more about Children International’s youth programs, including the Youth Health Corps, in the 2013 Youth Report.

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