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AKUH Celebrates World Happiness Day 2018

 
<p>World Happiness Day is an annual celebration of happiness as a fundamental human right and goal for all of humanity. </p><p>Although one might think Pakistan ranks poorly where &#39;global happiness&#39; is concerned, the numbers prove quite the opposite. According to the 6<sup>th</sup> World Happiness Report*, Pakistan ranks at 75 out of 156 countries – which is higher than its neighbors India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and even China!
</p><p>To celebrate World Happiness Day, this year we spread the message under the ambit of Year of Emergency Medicine 2018 at The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). </p><p>To inform and raise awareness in the community of World Happiness Day, we organised a flash mob in the AKUH Medical Centre Courtyard to showcase the need for people to relax, laugh and just move. What could be a better way to create and spread happiness globally than through creative movement! </p><p>At the event, Dr. Asad Mian, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine said that happiness should be everyone&#39;s birthright. &quot;Actively working towards it through different means and being positive too will likely help keep depression away.&quot;</p><p>One of the medical students remarked &quot;It was a really enjoyable afternoon, I too pledge to spread more happiness in the world&quot;.​</p><p>
</p><p>*Ranking was based on 6 indicators: income per capita, life expectancy, social support, freedom, generosity and corruption. </p>