LAHORE Like other parts of the globe, World Health Day was observed across the country including the City on Thursday to raise public awareness about health issues. Seminars, workshops and rallies were organised in major cities including Lahore both at the government and private level to mark the event. WHD is observed on April 7 every year since 1950, under the supervision of World Health Organisation, with the purpose to raise public awareness about health issues through different theme. This year theme is '. In Lahore, Pakistan Medical Society organized a seminar at the auditorium of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in collaboration with World Health Organization and Directorate General for Health Punjab. Addressing the seminar, Director General Health Services Punjab Dr Aslam Ch stressed upon coordinated efforts at local, national, and international levels to ensure the adequate treatment of patients and the preservation of the life-saving power of antimicrobials for future generations. He said that rational use of medicines requires that patients receive medications appropriate to their clinical needs, in doses that meet their own individual requirements, for an adequate period of time, and at the lowest cost to them and their community. He said that impact of these medicines sparked a revolution in the discovery of new drugs. The human condition took a dramatic turn for the better, with significant jumps in life expectancy. The development of resistance is a natural biological process that will occur, sooner or later, with every drug. Regional Director/ VP and the Acting President of CPSP Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, WHO Operation officer Dr Babar Alam, Chairman Pakistan Medical society Dr Masood Akhtar Sheikh, dean faculty of vetinary sciences, Prof Dr Masrror-ud-Din, Chairman department of epidemiology Dr Atif Hameed, Director quality assurance lab were amongst the guest of honors. Free papers were presented regarding the antimicrobial resistance. SEMINAR: World Health Assembly had decided to celebrate WHO day each year and since 1950 this day is being observed to draw attention of particular priorities in global health. The theme of current World Health Day, marked on 7~ April 2011 is Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread and focuses on the need for governments and stakeholders to implement the policies and practices needed to prevent and counter the emergence of highly resistant microorganisms. Institute of Public Health, 6-Birdwood Road, Lahore has organized seminar on WHO day on 8th April, 2011 at 10.30 AM. Prof. Dr. M. A. Soofi, former Chairman, Department of Dental Public Health, Institute of Public Health has been invited to be the Chief Guest whereas other doctors Dr. Darkhashan Badar, Dr. Ejaz Nasir and Dr. Shahid will deliver lectures on MDR, Drug Resistance and problems faced by family physician due to drug resistance respectively.