DHSK celebrates World Health Day

Posted April 09, 2018

"Health Is A Human Right".

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched a number of health initiatives to give a boost to the existing health care system in the state on the occasion of World Health Day. "It takes vision, courage and long-term thinking", said Tedros, adding "But the payoff is a safer, fairer and healthier world for everyone".

The theme for this year's celebration is "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere".

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

Alemu said: "All necessary preparations have already been done and am sure with the right resources put in place Nigeria will make progress in reaching UHC by 2030".

According to the WHO, healthcare services are severely lacking in at least half the world. He thus urged all to join WHO to ensure every, everywhere, gets the health services they need.

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The IMA also conducted blood donation camp at Anurag Hospital here as part of the World Health Day events. It said that people displaced within the borders of their own countries are often excluded from health services and have difficulties in accessing them due to social exclusion, financial constraints, as well as cultural and political barriers.

Universal health coverage means everyone has access to vital health services and covers the full spectrum of essential services - disease prevention, good health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation.

Cristian Morales, representative on the island of the world (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), praised the comparable Cuban indicators with results from more developed nations, especially the infant mortality rate that registered four per one thousand born alive in 2017, the lowest in the Americas region.

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