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

World Health Day 2018 Theme & Significance

UHC has become a buzzword in the health sector as WHO and the World Bank are promoting this as a way of preventing people from falling into poverty due to heavy out-of-pocket expenditure during medical treatment.

Dr Asune urged the people not to allow poverty to deny them access to maternal and child health care, but to ensure they access health services promptly.

WHO as an global body is saddled with the responsibility to help people around the world attain the highest possible standard of health.

Today - Sunday, April 7 - is the WHO's 70th anniversary.

Other initiatives which are already well underway include the improvements in services provided for people with diabetes and with cancer through the provision of new medicines, new equipment, new services, and an increase in capacity for research.

It is also the impetus behind the current organisation-wide drive to support countries in moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

World Health Organization has called on African leaders to live up to the SDG pledges they made in 2015, and to commit to concrete actions.

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"Health facilities should be well equipped and staffed with quality and highly skilled personnel that can manage hard situations, know the right of patients and as well respect such rights". This year's theme focuses on universal health coverage.

Ministry of Health recently launched the Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan 2017-2022, which is addressing UHC.

In Cuba the national celebration oin World Health Day was held in Sancti Spiritus.

More than 800 million people - around 12 per cent of the world's population - spends at least 10 per cent of their household budget to pay for healthcare.

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. We all know that some resources and services like immunisation are available for free but they are not been enjoyed by the people because they don't even know about them.

World Health Day will shine a spotlight on the need for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) - and the advantages it can bring. "It takes vision, courage, and long-term thinking", said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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