The World Health Organization was formally established on 7th April, 1948, the date when its constitution came into force bearing the signatures of 61 Member states. The Organization now numbers 166 Member states. The theme of World Health Day, 7th April 1988, will be “Health for All-All for Health”.
WHO has set itself a goal of “Health for All” by the year 2000 and there is a consensus among all Member states, both rich and poor, on a common strategy to achieve this goal. “Health for All” means social justice with an even distribution of resources within countries and health care which is accessible to everyone, with full community. involvement.
It means that health begins at home, in schools and in factories with people using better approaches for preventing disease and treating unavoidable sickness and disability. It means that people will realize that they have the power to shape their own lives and the lives of their families with an awareness that ill-health is not inevitable.
“Health for All” also entails the promotion of better and healthier lifestyles in such fields as nutrition, breast feeding, smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, personal hygiene, protection against communicable diseases improvement of the environment, traffic accidents, to name but a few.
Contributed by the World Health Organization.
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the World Health Organization, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a stamp of Rs 4 denomination on April 7, 1988.