April 7 of each year marks the celebration of 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 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.
The World Health Day is celebrated by the people all across the world every year on 7th of April under the leadership of World Health Organization to draw the mass people attention towards the importance of global health. World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva, Switzerland by the WHO where it was decided to commemorate the World Health Day annually on 7th of April.
WHD 2019 is celebrated after the "World Conference on Primary Health Care" of 2018 in Astana and before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), to be held in New York in September 2019. Both events are a great opportunity for PAHO/WHO to reiterate and reinforce our call for Universal Health and the role of the Primary Health Care (PHC) to achieve it.
Recognising the importance of health issues, we, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), believe that healthy youth are productive and willing to help with development of their societies and communities. We agreeing with this year's World Health Day, aim to edify the society and the youth pertaining to the health of young people. We continue to strive towards healthier standards of living and the implementation of programs that enhance.Therefore, let us encourage all members to strengthen the capacity of their countries for early warning, reduction and management of health risks in national, regional and global levels.