This World Health Day – April 7 – Rutgers Global Health Institute joins the World Health Organization (WHO), along with its 194 member states and other partners, by calling for a renewed drive for health equity.

The 2023 theme for World Health Day is “Health for All.” This year commemorates the 75th anniversary of the WHO’s founding “to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being,” according to the organization’s World Health Day website.

“Our shared, global commitment to health equity is key to addressing current and future health challenges,” says Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute. “The ideals of ‘Health for All’ must be front and center in all we do – emphasis on ‘we’ – as we confront health disparities and work together to create the conditions that make good health possible.”

To learn about Rutgers Global Health Institute’s role in responding to inequities in health, wherever they may occur, visit Meet our diverse faculty and staff; read global health news from around Rutgers; and understand our mission to improve the health of the most vulnerable populations and develop solutions to critical health problems worldwide.

Visit WHO’s World Health Day 2023 website to explore multimedia features and resources, including a video titled Health for All: 75 Years of Improving Public Health and a timeline of public health milestones through the years.