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World Health Day, 7 April 2017 – Depression : Let's Talk

World Health Day, 7 April 2017 – Depression : Let’s Talk

World Health Day, a global health awareness day is celebrated every year on April 7. As per World Health Organisation (WHO), this year, the theme of the World Health Day is : Depression : Let’s Talk.
Theme for World Health Day, 7 April 2017 : Depression : Let’s Talk.
Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives.
“These new figures are a wake-up call for all countries to re-think their approaches to mental health and to treat it with the urgency that it deserves,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan.
“The continuing stigma associated with mental illness was the reason why we decided to name our campaign Depression: let’s talk,” said Dr Shekhar Saxena, director, department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO.
“Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds. It is okay to talk about suicide.” Tweeted by WHO.
World Health Day is celebrated worldwide by the government, non-government, NGOs including various health organizations at many places by organizing programmes relating to the public health issues and awareness.
World Health Day Themes

  • World Health Day 1950 “Know your Health Services”
  • World Health Day 1951 “Health for your Child and World’s Children”
  • World Health Day 1952 “Healthy surroundings make Healthy people”
  • World Health Day 1953 “Health is Wealth”
  • World Health Day 1954 “The Nurse: Pioneer of Health”
  • World Health Day 1955 “Clean water means better Health”
  • World Health Day 1956 “Destroy disease carrying Insects”
  • World Health Day 1957 “Food for All”
  • World Health Day 1958 “Ten years of Health progress”
  • World Health Day 1959 “Mental illness and Mental Health in the World of today”
  • World Health Day 1960 “Malaria eradication – A world challenge”
  • World Health Day 1961 “Accidents and their prevention”
  • World Health Day 1962 “Preserve sight- prevent Blindness”
  • World Health Day 1963 “Hunger= Disease of millions”
  • World Health Day 1964 “No Truce for Tuberculosis”
  • World Health Day 1965 “Smallpox – constant alert”
  • World Health Day 1966 “Man and his Cities”
  • World Health Day 1967 “Partners in Health”
  • World Health Day 1968 “Health in the World of Tomorrow”
  • World Health Day 1969 “Health, Labor and Productivity”
  • World Health Day 1970 “Early detection of Cancer saves Life”
  • World Health Day 1971 “A full life despite Diabetes”
  • World Health Day 1972 “Your Heart is your Health”
  • World Health Day 1973 “Health begins at Home”
  • World Health Day 1974 “Better food for a healthier World”
  • World Health Day 1975 “Smallpox: Point of no return”
  • World Health Day 1976 “Foresight Prevents Blindness”
  • World Health Day 1977 “Immunize and protects your Child”
  • World Health Day 1978 “Down with High Blood pressure”
  • World Health Day 1979 “A healthy Child: A sure future”
  • World Health Day 1980 “Smoking or Health: Choice is yours”
  • World Health Day 1981 “Health for all by year 2000 AD”
  • World Health Day 1982 “Add life to years”
  • World Health Day 1983 “Health for all by year 2000 AD: Countdown has begun”
  • World Health Day 1984 “Children’s Health: Tomorrow’s Wealth”
  • World Health Day 1985 “Healthy Youth- Our best Resource”
  • World Health Day 1986 “Healthy living: Everyone a winner”
  • World Health Day 1987 “Immunization: A chance for every Child”
  • World Health Day 1988 “Health for All: All for Health”
  • World Health Day 1989 “Let’s talk Health”
  • World Health Day 1990 “Our Planet our Earth: Think Globally Act Locally”
  • World Health Day 1991 “Should Disaster Strike, be prepared”
  • World Health Day 1992 “Heart beat: A rhythm of Health”
  • World Health Day 1993 “Handle life with care: Prevent violence and Negligence”
  • World Health Day 1994 “Oral Health for a Healthy Life”
  • World Health Day 1995 “Global Polio Eradication”
  • World Health Day 1996 “Healthy Cities for better life”
  • World Health Day 1997 “Emerging infectious diseases”
  • World Health Day 1998 “Safe motherhood”
  • World Health Day 1999 “Active aging makes the difference”
  • World Health Day 2000 “Safe Blood starts with me”
  • World Health Day 2001 “Mental Health: stop exclusion, dare to care”
  • World Health Day 2002 “Move for health”
  • World Health Day 2003 “Shape the future of life: healthy environments for children”
  • World Health Day 2004 “Road safety”
  • World Health Day 2005 “Make every mother and child count”
  • World Health Day 2006 “Working together for health”
  • World Health Day 2007 “International health security”
  • World Health Day 2008 “Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change”
  • World Health Day 2009 “Save lives, make hospitals safe in emergencies”
  • World Health Day 2010 “Urbanization and health: make cities healthier”
  • World Health Day 2011 “Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow”
  • World Health Day 2012 “Good health adds life to years”
  • World Health Day 2013 “Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure”
  • World Health Day 2014 “Vector-borne diseases”
  • World Health Day 2015 “Food safety”
  • World Health Day 2016 “Diabetes:Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance”
  • World Health Day 2017 “Depression: Let’s talk”

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