World Health Day

World Health Day Focus 2015


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that the focus for the 2015 World Health Day will be on food safety. The World Health Day will be held on the 7th of April (which is less than two weeks away). The slogan used for the day will be “From farm to plate, make food safe.

During World Health Day, WHO will address the issues of food safety in the world at the moment. Specifically, they will explore at how globalisation has made food not only international but how it has both improved and threatened the food safety chain. They will also reflect on how this affects human health and provide new figures on food borne illnesses.

Previous World Health Day Focuses

For those that have joined the food safety bandwagon recently, here is a list of the previous years and their focus;

  • 2014: Vector-borne diseases: small bite, big threat

  • 2013: Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure

  • 2012: Good health adds life to years

  • 2011: Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow

  • 2010: Urbanisation and health: make cities healthier

  • 2009: Save lives, Make hospitals safe in emergencies

  • 2008: Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change

  • 2007: International health security

  • 2006: Working together for health

  • 2005: Make every mother and child count

  • 2004: Road safety

  • 2003: Shape the future of life: healthy environments for children

  • 2002: Move for health

  • 2001: Mental Health: stop exclusion, dare to care

  • 2000: Safe Blood starts with me

  • 1999: Active aging makes the difference

  • 1998: Safe motherhood

  • 1997: Emerging infectious diseases

  • 1996: Healthy Cities for better life

  • 1995: Global Polio Eradication

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