World Health Day and World Malaria Day 2018 – Department of Community Medicine

WORLD HEALTH DAY AND WORLD MALARIA DAY 2018 – 25th April 2018

World Health Day is celebrated every year on the founding day of the World Health Organization. Established in 1950 this event has a theme each year to draw attention to a current world health issue. The WHO puts together regional, local, and international events on this day related to that theme. This year’s theme is “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere”.

World Malaria Day is observed on April 25 every year to recognise the global effort to control malaria and also to spread awareness about the around the world. The theme for this year’s Malaria Day is ‘Ready to beat Malaria’ and emphasises the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community that is uniting all around the world to curb the disease and working towards the common goal to making the world malaria free.

The Department of Community Medicine, AIMS observed World Health Day 2018 and World Malaria day on April 25th at Adichunchanagiri Primary Health Centre, Bellur by organising an awareness program to Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers who work under the PHC. Dr. M.G. Shivaramu, Principal, AIMS; Faculty of Community medicine department; anganwadi workers and ASHA workers; were present.