All you Need to Know about World Health Day 2018

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 06, 2018
Quick Bites

  • World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April
  • World Health Organization is devoting the day to fight for universal healthcare for everyone and everywhere
  • According to WHO, half of the world’s population does not receive the necessary health services that they require

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April. World Health Organization is celebrating its 70th anniversary with the World Health Day and devoting the day to fight for universal healthcare for everyone and everywhere.

According to the organization, half of the world’s population does not receive the necessary health services that they require. WHO also assures people that everyone who gets access to the health care services will not face any kind of financial problems.

According to WHO’s fact sheet, about 100 million people in the world have been forced into poverty because they have to pay for health care. 12 % of the world’s population spends about ten percent of their household budgets on health care. In the wake of all these struggles, all UN Member States and the World Health Organization wants to see 1 billion more people to receive all healthcare services by 2023.

Do you wish to know more about the World Health Day 2018? Don’t worry! We have all the answers.

Theme of World Health Day 2018

The theme for World Health Day 2018 is ‘Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere’. On this day, “WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance #HealthforAll. This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.”

What Does Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Mean?

UHC means that people from all communities and race will receive the health services they require without suffering from any financial problems. It includes everything from health promotion to treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation.

Under UHC, everyone can access the healthcare services that cover the most important cause of diseases and death. It also ensures that the services provided to the people are good enough to improve their condition.

How can you become a Part of the Campaign?

WHO has laid down various ways in which the government, individuals, health workers and the media can participate in the campaign. WHO encourages all individuals to engage in structured conversations with the community to share their opinions with government officials, civil society organizations and healthcare agencies and officials.

The organization is also encouraging people to share their stories and opinions about the affected communities on social media. To highlight the community health needs to be taken into account and that which should prioritize at the local level.

What all Countries have Universal Healthcare?

The United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Sweden, Russia, Norway, New Zealand, Monaco, Luxemburg, Greece, Germany, France, Denmark, Australia, Israel and many other countries all over the world have universal healthcare.

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