WHO is focusing on universal health coverage this year.
Even today, millions of people around the world still have no access to health care.
How to Observe World Health Day
Organize a conversation in your community about the year's theme
WHO offers free information toolkits for organizers. Take the challenge and lead a conversation in your community about a current healthcare issue.
Read up on past year's themes
With over 50 years of health days in the archives, it can be an interesting exercise to look at how far — or not — we have come in healthcare. You might learn something interesting and relevant even from older information.
Schedule Your checkup
Make sure that you're eating, sleeping, and exercising right — but also try to see a doctor at least once a year!
Why World Health Day is Important
World Health Day inspires action on a global scale
World Health Day is one of WHO's eight official global health campaigns. The day sparks awareness activities and media reports.
It's a chance to learn something new
By choosing a different theme each year, World Health Day ensures that we are always learning! WHO picks each year's subject based on a current pressing health issue and dedicates the week to conferences and activities about the topic.
It brings us together
World Health Day can also be an important day to reflect on your own health. Conversation can help reduce stigma associated with illness and lead to more people seeking support and treatment.