World Health Day marked
- Author: Sylvester Abbott Apr 09, 2018,
Apr 09, 2018, 0:25
The day was celebrated with the theme "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere".
Universal Health Coverage will ensure nobody end up broke because they had to pay medical expensesWhat is World Health Day 2018 all about? For his part, WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted that health is a fundamental human right. So in the 70th anniversary year, WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance the health of all people.
Why this year's theme of Universal Health Coverage so important?
According to Alemu, Nigeria has made progress in terms of efforts to develop a roadmap and implement strategies towards reading Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 through the revitalisation of health care.
The day is one of eight official global health campaigns marked by World Health Organisation.
In Cuba the national celebration oin World Health Day was held in Sancti Spiritus.
Since then, the United Nations chief said, the world has made progress in health care with global life expectancy expanding by 23, the eradication of smallpox and polio on its way out.
A total of 62 health camps were organized across Kashmir Division.
Universal health coverage means everyone has access to vital health services and covers the full spectrum of essential services - disease prevention, good health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation.
It also launched a set of six stamps commemorative UN World Health Day stamps to promote worldwide awareness and action to achieve health for everyone around the world.
He directed the Health and Family Welfare Department and the Collectors to closely monitor these initiatives to ensure that the benefits reach all the people of the State.