7 April 2018: World Health Day
World Health Day was observed across the world on April 7, 2018. The day also marks the 70th anniversary of World Health Organisation.
The theme of World Health Day is ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’ and the slogan is ‘Health for All’.
The subject along with others such as human rights, environment, endangered species and peace are of universal concern to people across the globe.
Some countries have already made significant progress towards universal health coverage.
However, half of the world’s population is still unable to obtain the health services they need. If countries are to achieve the SDG target, one billion more people need to benefit from health services by 2023.
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On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, WHO calls upon all world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and commit to concrete steps to advance #HealthForAll.
The main aim is to ensure that everyone, everywhere is able to access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.
WHO and its partners will share examples of how to expand healthcare services to everyone through a series of events and conversations held at multiple levels.