World Health Day observed to spread awareness about health & well being

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Morales stressed that Cuba has much to show to the world in terms of universal coverage, a theme that defines this year's campaign for the anniversary. WHO has calling on world leaders to ensure universal health coverage and commit to concrete steps to advance the health of all people. For his part, WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted that health is a fundamental human right.

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.

The chief minister focused on universal compassion happiness for good health.

World Health Day being observed today; the day aims at spreading awareness about health and well being of the people; Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes best health and new heights of growth to the countrymen.

Some countries have already made significant progress towards UHC.

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.

In Cuba the national celebration oin World Health Day was held in Sancti Spiritus.

On the occasion of World Health Day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) called for universal health coverage also for the internally displaced persons (IDPs). With a financial assistance of Rs 682 crore, we have initiated an universal eye health programme.

According to the WHO, healthcare services are severely lacking in at least half the world. "Their inclusion is of paramount importance to rights-based health systems and global health security".

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

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