Governor Acharya bats for universal health coverage

Georgia Reed
April 9, 2018

We have chosen residents within the age bracket of 30 to 65 years.

The WHO has called on world leaders to commit to concrete steps to advance the health of all people.

The Portuguese diplomat remembered that the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded upon the principle that health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.

World Health Day will shine a spotlight on the need for UHC - and the advantages it can bring.

Although in the past years life expectancy of million children has increased, many others lack access to vital services, he underlined in its message on the World Health Day.

Some countries have already made significant progress towards universal health coverage.

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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. But half the world's population is still unable to obtain the health services they need.

Health minister Pratap Jena said: "Our aim is to make Odisha a blind-free state in the next five years". "The consistent efforts of the state government to strengthen public health care facilities have been paying rich dividends".

"Health for all" has therefore been the organisation's guiding vision for more than seven decades.

Jacqueline Weekers, Director of the Migration Health Division at IOM said, "Without migrants, including internally displaced people, universal health coverage would not be truly universal".

Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Nigeria Country Representative, said this during the Health Walk organised by WHO to commemorate the "World Health Day 2018" in Abuja on Saturday.

It also launched a set of six stamps commemorative UN World Health Day stamps to promote worldwide awareness and action to achieve health for everyone around the world.

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