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.