NEW DELHI: The World Health Organization’s first World Health Assembly was held on April 7, 1948, on which World Health Day is commemorated. The World Health Day is seen as an opportunity to bring global attention to a topic that is critical to global health In 1950, the first World Health Day was observed. World Health Day is one of the World Health Organization’s eleven official public health programmes.
The eleven Global Health Campaigns of WHO are as follows: World Tuberculosis Day,
World Malaria Day, World Immunization Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World AIDS Day, World Chagas Disease Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, World Patient Safety Day, and World Health Assembly.
The 194 member states that make up the World Health Assembly are in charge. It is the world’s highest health policy-making body, consisting of health ministers from member states. The World Health Assembly is in charge of the World Health Organization. Dr. Harsh Vardhan is the new chairperson of the World Health Assembly. In India, he is the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
The World Health Assembly’s key roles include determining significant policy issues and approving the WHO’s work programme and budget. The World Health Assembly’s main action plans are as follows: Smallpox eradication was announced globally in 1959 and achieved in 1980. Polio was declared eradicated worldwide in 1988. Under the action plan, India has been declared polio-free. Controlling excessive alcohol consumption was endorsed.
Global Actions for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases were endorsed in 2011.