Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

PM wishes people on World Health Day

PM wishes people on World Health Day

Underscoring the theme of this year's event, which is UHC, Moeti said adequate and sustained investment in health is necessary for ensuring equitable access to health services.

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to health cabinet secretary Sicily Kariuki Kenya has already covered some milestones in offering free medicare to its citizens starting with the introduction of free maternal healthcare to the establishment of health insurance subsidy program.

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.

The First World Assembly was held by the WHO in 1948.

"In the African Region, health outcomes have been improved through strategies such as distributing insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria, and vaccinating against the human papillomavirus which causes cervical cancer".

Ladipo frowned at the way and manner some health workers abuse patients, describing such attitude as inimical to the realisation of UHC.

In his welcome address, Kommariah, called for focus on increasing the life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits.

Health minister Pratap Jena said: "Our aim is to make Odisha a blind-free state in the next five years".

At least half the world's people do not receive the essential health services they need.

Universal health coverage has become a major goal for health reform in many countries and is a priority objective of the WHO. It said that people displaced within the borders of their own countries are often excluded from health services and have difficulties in accessing them due to social exclusion, financial constraints, as well as cultural and political barriers.

Meanwhile, the global "health economy" is growing faster than the global economy. It includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

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