El Día Mundial de la Salud Mental se celebra el 10 de octubre de cada año, con el objetivo general de sensibilizar sobre los problemas de salud mental en todo el mundo y movilizar esfuerzos en apoyo de la salud mental.
WHO began when its Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date celebrated every year as World Health Day. It has more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at its headquarters in Geneva.
WHO’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.
Main areas of work:
- Health systems
- Promoting health through the life-course
- Noncommunicable diseases
- Communicable diseases
- Corporate services
- Preparedness, surveillance and response.
WHO support countries as it coordinates the efforts of multiple sectors of the government and partners – including bi- and multilaterals, funds and foundations, civil society organizations and private sector – to attain its health objectives and support national health policies and strategies.