The World Health Day 2018 will be observed today in the country and elsewhere across the world amid holding different programmes. The theme of the day is "Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere" to focus on the principle so that all people should be able to realize their right to the highest possible level of health.
To mark the day, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Service and various non-government organizations have taken elaborate programmes including seminar, publishing souvenir and supplements in national dailies and different cultural programmes in Dhaka and elsewhere.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim, also Bangladesh Awami League Presidium Member, will inaugurate the national-level programme at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka today. Under the direct supervision of the district and upazila health offices, the day will also be observed at the district and upazila levels throughout the country.
The World Health Day is a global health awareness day observed every year on Apr 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the Day, local media reports said.
They wished success of the day.