Why does World Health Day happen?
World Health Day is a World Health Organisation campaign designed to raise awareness about health related needs around the world. The campaign highlights that while many people enjoy the benefits of having universal access to high quality healthcare, others lack access to essential health products like medicines and experience health issues as a result.
World Health Day is an opportunity to make people aware that access to healthcare is not universal.
The second element of the campaign is to advocate making equal access to healthcare a reality. This may include health-based organisations using this day of recognition as an opportunity to promote their work.