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World Health Day marked

World Health Day marked”

The theme of World Health Day in 2018 is "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere" and the slogan is "Health for All". We have chosen residents within the age bracket of 30 to 65 years. On this occasion, the people were also apprised about the various health programmes and services being provided by the Department. 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 Portuguese diplomat remembered that the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded upon the principle that health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.

What World Health Day can do?

Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) on Saturday celebrated the World Health Day 2018, across all the health institutions of Kashmir Division.

Since then, the United Nations chief said, the world has made progress in health care with global life expectancy expanding by 23, the eradication of smallpox and polio on its way out.

According to the WHO, healthcare services are severely lacking in at least half the world.

This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.

Why this year's theme of Universal Health Coverage so important?

"Health for all "has therefore been the guiding vision of WHO for more than seven decades".

Many countries have successfully eliminated measles, malaria and debilitating tropical diseases, as well as mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. In 2015, the world community spent 10 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product on medical care, WHO statistics show.

World Health Day was marked across the country today by organising different programmes.

It also launched a set of six stamps commemorative UN World Health Day stamps to promote worldwide awareness and action to achieve health for everyone around the world.



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