75 years of improving public health

World Health Day 2023


On 7 April 2023  ̶  World Health Day  ̶  the World Health Organization will observe its 75th anniversary.

In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being.   

WHO’s 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades. It is also an opportunity to motivate action to tackle the health challenges of today  ̶  and tomorrow.  

Join WHO on a journey to achieve Health For All.

#HealthForAll   #WHO75


Public health milestones through the years

Since the foundation of the World Health Organization in 1948, the world has experienced public health challenges that have required us all to come together with science, solutions and solidarity.


Collage of two timeline cards of health milestones throughout the years

WHO’s 7 + 5 health stories for everyone, everywhere

Health stories about WHO's work over the past decades serving people of the world to build a healthier future.


Adolescents sitting close to each other looking into the camera smiling.




Universal health coverage

Access to the full range of quality health services for all people


Primary health care

All people, everywhere, have the right to achieve the highest attainable level of health


The Health for All Film Festival

Join the global movement for health impact through film!


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