DHSK celebrates World Health Day

DHSK celebrates World Health Day

DHSK celebrates World Health Day

TODAY marks World Health Day - a day which will be used to raise awareness of the need to ensure the availability of health resources and care for all worldwide. Paying out-of-pocket for medicines is the leading cause of financial hardship from health care spending in this region, the Regional Director said.

No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities.

The theme for 2018 is: " Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere", which also marked 70th anniversary of World Health Organisation (WHO).

This year's theme "Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Everyone, Everywhere" means ensuring that everyone no matter where they live or who they are can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.

"Health is a human right".

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

However, Guterres noted that people around the world still lack vital health services.

Dr Aceng singled out the Community Health Extension Workers strategy yet to be implemented but that has been well planned to contribute significantly to UHC.

In 2015, the world spent 7.3 trillion US dollars on health, representing close to 10 percent of global GDP. Unlike what's expected, the government doesn't spend as much as it should for the development of Health sector.

Over 800 million people, nearly 12 percent of the world's population, spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves, a sick child or other family member.

Despite the strong foundation, the country still has a long way to go to achieve UHC as Dr Tumusime pointed out in reference to critical health indicators. "Their inclusion is of paramount importance to rights-based health systems and global health security".

Ilorin - The Kwara chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Saturday urged the Federal Government to commence the full implementation of the National Health, to enhance access to healthcare services by all Nigerians. Because, for every 10,000 jumps that the people undertook and posted them on social media, the insurance company donated one prosthetic leg to those in need.

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