Today is World Health Day.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a campaign named "Health For All" to promote universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. The aim is to support policy-makers, civil society organizations, individuals and media in the journey to bring universal health coverage to your country. Something all countries committed to when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.
WHO will maintain a high-profile focus on universal health coverage via a series of events, starting on World Health Day, 7 April 2018, with global and local conversations about ways to achieve Health for All.
"Health is a human right. No one should get sick and die just because they are poor, or because they cannot access the health services they need," said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general WHO.
Universal health coverage is a political choice. It takes vision, courage and long-term thinking. But the payoff is a safer, fairer and healthier world for everyone, he added.
At least half the world’s people don't receive the essential health services they need.
WHO is calling for support of global health. Health for all is history in the making - you can help make it a reality. Universal health coverage means ensuring all people receive the health services they need without being pushed into poverty by paying for them.
(Compiled by Chi Jingyi)