Today, 7 April 2015, the world is celebrating the World Health Day; an opportunity for everyone to get involved in activities that lead to better health. This day also marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. The theme for World Health Day 2015 is Food Safety, a theme of high relevance to all people on the planet.
As we are approaching the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the end of 2015, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is calling for your continued efforts to support the health-related MDGs:
MDG 4 focusing on Reducing Child Mortality, MDG 5 on Improving Maternal Health, and MDG 6 on combatting HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. World Health Day 2015 is an opportunity to remind governments and other stakeholders of the importance of meeting the commitments made under the Millennium Development Goals and the part each can play in ensuring the best health outcomes for all.