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1962 World Health Day poster

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. World Health Day is acknowledged by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council.

 

Each year has a different theme for World Health Day. This poster for World Health Day 1962 was concerned with eye safety, and comes from the Health Department Posters record group The theme for 2016 World Health Day is Diabetes Awareness.

 

Title: YOU CAN GET ANOTHER PAIR OF GOGGLES - BUT YOU'RE ON YOUR LAST PAIR OF EYES - World Health Day 7 April 1962

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ADBZ 24922 W4004 HW4004 Box 1/ 11

www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=23936995

 

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