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.
The World Health Organisation is championing the cause of World Health Day and, in a press statement on April 5, indicated that 2018 was dedicated to one of the 70-year-old organisation’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”
“Good health is the most precious thing anyone can have,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “ When people are healthy, they can learn, work, and support themselves and their families. When they are sick, nothing else matters. Families and communities fall behind. That’s why WHO is so committed to ensuring good health for all.”
With the theme as “Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere”, WHO are organising related events worldwide.