House of Lords Library

World Health Day, 7 April 2017

Published Thursday, April 6, 2017

This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on World Health Day, which takes place on Friday 7 April. This year’s theme is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’.

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World Health Day is observed on 7 April each year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is among a number of global health days promoted by the WHO, which provides a “unique opportunity to mobilise action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world”. The health theme for 2017 is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’. Preceding the day, the WHO undertakes a range of promotional activities, including events, and makes available news releases, resources for government and policymakers and tailored materials for different world regions.

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Author: Simon Keal

Topics: Mental health, United Nations

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