Which is the theme of the World Health Day, 2017

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Which one of the following is the theme of the World Health Day, 2017 celebrated by the World Health Organization?

  1. Diabetes
  2. Food Safety
  3. Depression: Let's Talk
  4. Ageing and Health


World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. It provides a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.

Mental health is integral to our well-being and as important as being physically healthy. The growing incidence of mental health issues is a reflection of the reality that confronts us today. The theme for 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. The slogan for the campaign is "Depression: Let’s Talk".

Depression is an illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities, for at least two weeks. In addition, people with depression normally have several of the following symptoms: a loss of energy; a change in appetite; sleeping more or less; anxiety; reduced concentration; indecisiveness; restlessness; feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness; and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

The correct option is C.