DHSK celebrates World Health Day 2018

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It is celebrated on April 7 every year to draw people's attention to the importance of maintaining good health.

The WHO's message is simple - people deserve access to healthcare without fearing financial hardships.

He said: "It is possible for Nigeria to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030, because relevant mechanisms have been put in place and detailed preparations have been made to ensure the target is met".

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

The theme of World Health Day in 2018 is "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere" and the slogan is "Health for All".

Mr Yeboah underscored human health as very paramount to development, adding that they would go the extra mile to meet the health needs of the people of Ghana.

He said that relevant mechanisms have been put in place to use that the resources of the nation is properly deployed towards supporting all citizens, no matter where they live or who they are, to access quality healthcare services without facing financial hardship.




Uganda is slowly but surely moving toward achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which is the cornerstone for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on the global development agenda.

The above data is enshrined in a press release issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) here Friday in connection with World Health Day.

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. "It is the responsibility of every country and national government to pursue it". On this occasion, the people were also apprised about the various health programmes and services being provided by the Department.

More than 800 million people - around 12 per cent of the world's population - spends at least 10 per cent of their household budget to pay for healthcare.

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

Incurring catastrophic expenses for health care is a global problem.

In areas where there are no government facilities but private or Christian Health Association facilities, service level agreement has been signed to make sure that people access free services from such a facility.

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