Celebrating universal health coverage across the WHO European Region

Every year on 7 April, WHO celebrates World Health Day to mark the anniversary of its founding. This year’s celebrations focused on the themes of universal health coverage and primary health care.

Human chains showing support and solidarity for universal health coverage, a health gala, open-air events, live-streamed conferences, public events promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles – these were just some of the ways in which countries of the Region marked World Health Day this year.

These photos depict a sample of the many activities that commemorated this day and the common goal of working to achieve better health for all.