WHO celebrates 70th World Health Day

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Ladipo reaffirmed that this year's world health day was a unique opportunity for UHC2030 partners to engage in mobilising high-level attention and amplify the movement to accelerate progress toward UHC.

"The 2018 theme is aimed at ensuring everyone; everywhere access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship".

Twitterati including politicians, health experts, influencers is tweeting about the importance of the day trying to raise awareness about good health. In some countries of the region, out-of-pocket payments for health services account for over 70% of total national spending on health.

Other initiatives which are already well underway include the improvements in services provided for people with diabetes and with cancer through the provision of new medicines, new equipment, new services, and an increase in capacity for research.

"Universal health coverage is central to improving health and well-being - a fundamental human right", said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, on the occasion of the Day.

The Theme for the 2018 World Health Day is 'Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, everywhere!', with the slogan "Health for all".

"Health Is A Human Right".

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Why Universal health coverage matters? "UHC cuts across all of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and brings the hope of better health and protection for the world's poorest".

The country has a well organized health system that starts with health posts in the communities, dispensaries in the communities, health centers, community hospitals, district hospitals and central hospitals.

Statements like - therapy is the answer to medical issues, is credited to the World Health Organisation, which is dedicated to extensive studies and research across the globe to foster knowledge and encourage preventive techniques from health problem.

Bangladesh has made progress in the health service delivery and reduced the burden of infectious diseases.

According to the WHO, healthcare services are severely lacking in at least half the world.

The resolution urged all countries to provide universal access to healthcare to their citizens without suffering from the consequences of financial hardship.