7th April 2018 at 12:00 am

World Health Day

WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges and commit to concrete steps to advance #HealthForAll. The Organization will maintain a high-profile focus on Univeral Health Care, via a series of events through 2018, starting on World Health Day on 7 April with global and local conversations about ways to achieve health for all.

Photo: WHO

Key Messages for World Health Day 2018

  • Universal health coverage is about ensuring all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.
  • No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities.
  • UHC is key to people’s and nations’ health and well-being.
  • UHC is feasible. Some countries have made great progress. Their challenge is to maintain coverage to meet people’s expectations.
  • All countries will approach UHC in different ways: there is no one size fits all. But every country can do something to advance UHC.
  • Making health services truly universal requires a shift from designing health systems around diseases and institutions towards health services designed around and for people.
  • Everyone can play a part in the path to UHC, by taking part in a UHC conversation.

Visit WHO to find out more.

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