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What is World Health Day and why it is important

Burkina Faso - 2018 - Photo : Terry Hugues

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated on 7 April every year, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations. The First World Health Assembly decided to celebrate World Health Day on April 7 of each year, with effect from 1950. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to drive worldwide attention to a subject of major importance for global health each year. World Health Day is one of eight official global health annual campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World AIDS Day, World Blood Donor Day, and World Hepatitis Day.

The tagline for World Health Day 2020 is: Support nurses and midwives.

At One Drop, we aim to ensure sustainable access to safe water and sanitation for the most vulnerable communities around the world. And access to safe water and sanitation is essential to maintain a healthy life. In 2018, One Drop joined the United Nations alongside other leading organizations and governments to make water, sanitation and Hygiene in health care facilities a priority. Since then, our involvement in health care facilities in the regions that need it most has been one of our main points of focus.

If you wish to support our mission, your donation will ensure sustainable access to safe water and sanitation for the most vulnerable communities around the world, and help our organization increase its scope and impact exponentially.

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