Call for universal health coverage

World Health Day 2018 Theme & Date Know All About the Campaign & Significance

This World Health Day is centered in the importance of the universal coverage for all and the campaign tries to illustrate some of the benefits people get. For his part, WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted that health is a fundamental human right.

Cristian Morales, representative on the island of the world (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), praised the comparable Cuban indicators with results from more developed nations, especially the infant mortality rate that registered four per one thousand born alive in 2017, the lowest in the Americas region.

On the occasion of World Health Day, which is observed across the globe on Saturday (April 7), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished the countrymen.

Experience has illustrated, time and again, that Universal Health Coverage is achieved when political will is strong.

Universal health means that all people and communities have access, without prejudice, to health services without having to be exposed to financial difficulties, he commented.

As World Health Day is being celebrated globally, the World Health Organisation has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of exercise so as to live healthy lives.

Why Universal health coverage matters?

Countries that invest in UHC make a sound investment in their human capital.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres also issued a message for World Health Day calling for health for all.

Some countries have already made significant progress towards universal health coverage.

World Health Day will shine a spotlight on the need for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) - and the advantages it can bring.

"The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will be used by the government as a tool to promote and provide access to quality health services to citizens no matter where they are". World Health Organization and its partners will share examples of steps to take to get there through a series of events and conversations held at multiple levels.

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