World Health Day 2013

Invitation to WKC forum, 7 April 2013

Control your blood pressure:
Cut your risk of heart attack and stroke

WHO Kobe Centre

Every year, World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. World Health Day is a global campaign, inviting everyone – from global leaders to the public in all countries – to focus on a single health challenge with global impact. The theme changes each year.

This World Health Day, 7 April 2013, WHO and partners focus on the global problem of high blood pressure. Though it affects one in three adults worldwide, it remains largely hidden. Many people do not know they have high blood pressure because it does not always cause symptoms. As a result, it leads to more than nine million deaths every year, including about half of all deaths due to heart disease and stroke.

In commemoration of this year's World Health Day, the WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre - WKC) organized an open forum in Kobe.

WKC Forum

Date & venue:

7 April 2013 (Sunday) 13:00–14:30
Sannomiya Kenshu Centre, Kobe


Dr Yoshio Iwashima
Division of Hypertension and Nephrology
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center

Dr Hatsumi Kanzaki
Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community
WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing in Disasters and Health Emergency Management
University of Hyogo

Mr Yukio Motoki
Kobelco Steelers
Kobe Steel, Ltd.

(Language: Japanese)