Governor Acharya bats for universal health coverage

Governor Acharya bats for universal health coverage

Governor Acharya bats for universal health coverage

The World Health Organisation was founded on the principle that everyone in the world should be able to realise their right to the highest possible level of health.

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). This year, it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). He asserted that people should not experience any financial hardship while getting quality medical service.

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.

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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.

Countries that invest in UHC make a sound investment in their human capital. In recent decades, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has emerged as a key strategy to make progress towards other health-related and broader development goals.

What World Health Day can do?

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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". But half the world's population is still unable to obtain the health services they need. According to the WHO, at least half of the world population has no coverage for essential health services, and almost 100 million persons live with a dollar and 90 cents a day, or less, because they must pay an ever costlier medical attention.

The WHO's message is simple - people deserve access to healthcare without fearing financial hardships. "No one should have to choose between buying medicine and buying food".

"The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will be used by the government as a tool to promote and provide access to quality health services to citizens no matter where they are".

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