Children and Youth Wellness in Mauritius: World Health Day 2022

7 April commemorates the observance of World Health Day each year. From its beginning in 1948 at the First Health Assembly and ever since coming into effect in 1950, compliance has intended to generate awareness of a particular health issue to emphasise a specific topic of interest for the World Health Organization (WHO).

The past quinquagenarian has brought severe health issues to the forefront, including maternal and child care, mental health, and climate change. The commemoration is characterised by events and activities which serve as a chance to concentrate international attention on these essential areas of global health.

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7 April, World Health Day: Let’s talk about Depression

WHO is leading a global campaign on depression for World Health Day 2017, celebrated today. Its goal is to enable more people with mental disorders to live healthy, productive lives.

Key facts

  • Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
  • More women are affected by depression than men.
  • At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.
  • There are effective treatments for depression.

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