World Health Day is observed every year on April 7th. It is an annual occurrence that is celebrated to bring important health issues into the limelight. The day gives an opportunity to focus the worldwide attention to significant global health issues. The campaign is always carried out with a particular theme. The theme of the World Health Day 2020 is “Support Nurses And Midwives”. Also Read - Sonu Sood Sends 173 Migrants to Dehradun on Plane, Says 'Most of Them Never Travelled by Air'

As the tagline suggests, this year we are celebrating the World Health Day to acknowledge and appreciate the work of nurses, midwives, and other health workers around the globe. World Health Day 2020 also aims at reminding world leaders of their critical role in keeping the world healthy. Also Read - Producer Anil Suri Dies of COVID-19, Brother Rajiv Reveals Leading Mumbai Hospitals Denied Him Bed

History of World Health Day

This global campaign was started by the World Health Organisation in the year 1950. This international body held the first World Health Assembly in 1948, that decided to observe April 7th as the World Health Day with effect from 1950. On this important day, WHO organises various evens to draw the global attention to subjects that are of utmost importance in the health sector. Also Read - Jan Dhan Yojana News: Know When You Will Receive Rs 500 in Your account

Significance of World Health Day

To honor the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, WHO has chosen the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. This was significant to highlight the current status of nursing worldwide and strengthen their workforce. Currently during COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and other health workers are at the forefront and providing the required treatment, care, and support to patients, putting themselves at risk. Their selfless service and courageous act truly deserve a salute.