World Health Day today

World Health Day today

World Health Day today

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).

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

Health financing is still inadequate and with significant out of pocket expenditure and physical access is fairly good but effective access remains a challenge.

Olawepo noted that Nigeria presently allocate only about 3-6 per cent of the national budget to the health sector, adding that the allocation was grossly inadequate.

The World Heath Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on the 7 of April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization ( WHO ). The day was first marked in 1949.

First celebrated in the year 1950, this day also marks the establishment of World Health Organization. every year there is a specific theme and variety of programs are being conducted or organized on global and national levels.

"Health facilities should be well equipped and staffed with quality and highly skilled personnel that can manage hard situations, know the right of patients and as well respect such rights".

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

According to him, the intent of UHC is to make health care services easily available to the citizens without any financial hardship.

Making health services truly universal requires a shift from designing health systems around diseases and institutions towards health services designed around and for people.

Ministry of Health recently launched the Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan 2017-2022, which is addressing UHC.

UHC does not mean free coverage for all possible health interventions, regardless of the cost, as no country can provide all services free of charge on a sustainable basis.

In 2015, the world spent 7.3 trillion USA dollars on health, representing close to 10 percent of global GDP.

The WHO also acknowledged that in recent years, all Member States of the region including Bangladesh had taken several initiatives which have helped improve access to essential health services.

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