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World Health Day being observed

  • Published at 10:36 am April 7th, 2018
World Health Day being observed
The World Health Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere in the globe. The theme of this year's day is “Universal health coverage: Everyone, everywhere.” 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. The day's programmes will be inaugurated at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka at 10:30am on Saturday. Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.