Saturday, April 07, 2007

Invest in Health, Build a Safer Future

April 7 is the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations World Health Organization. WHO is sponsoring today's special day, World Health Day. The theme differs each year.

2007 theme: International Health Security

The focus is to increase awareness, provide education, and raise funds. When a disease shows up in one country, the Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network ensures information gets to other countries that may be at risk. For example, bird flu or avian influenza has affected many regions around the globe.

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