World Health Day – April 7th

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What is World Health Day?

In 1945 the diplomats who gathered to create the United Nations had the idea to have the possibility of establishing a worldwide organization dedicated to health.

The WHO Constitution came into force on April 7, 1948, a date commemorated every year by the World Health Day.

The WHO is working globally, focused on

  • Systems of health
  • No communicable diseases and infectious diseases
  • Health promotion throughout the lifecycle
  • Prevention, surveillance and response

The message for the year 2016 is how to control the diabetes!

More information about the WHO and the health topic 2016- diabetes available at:

What is health?

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. WHO 1948

Laura Kubzansky, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health at Harvard also mentioned the importance of being able to handle the emotional roller coaster is important for the body and mind. Moreover, among unexpected tragedies and daily stress, environmental factors can affect the mood and break our thirst for life.

“For physical health, is not so much happiness itself, but its ability to regulate and have a sense of purpose and meaning,” says Kubzansky.

Our NPH children come from different and traumatic life conditions. With interdisciplinary work (medical services, family services and the unconditional care from our staff) NPH is offering solutions to support children so they can develop good overall health.


Julia Spettel, Regional Medical Director, NPHI Medical Services

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