World Health Day 2016 -Thursday, April 7, 2016
Today, Thursday 7th April 2016 is World Health Day which is a global health awareness day celebrated every year under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO). This year, World Health Day is dedicated to raising awareness of diabetes in the hope that we can finally beat it. Around the world, it is estimated that 347 million people suffer from diabetes and the prevalence is growing, particularly in low and middle income countries. The WHO projects that by 2030, diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in the world as the disease caused 1.5 million deaths in 2012.