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Gov't, World Health Organization partner to spearhead attainment of universal healthcare

08 April 2018

WHO statistics show that at least half the world's people today don't receive the essential health services they need.

The resolution urged all countries to provide universal access to healthcare to their citizens without suffering from the consequences of financial hardship.

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

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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. However, this World Health Day, which is also the 70th anniversary of World Health Organization, Shilpa made a decision to address the very relevant topics of how to manage indulgence and make mindful dietary choices. The day was first marked in 1949. This year marks the 70th anniversary of World Health Day and the theme for this year is "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere" and the slogan is "Health for All".

"The federal government has endorsed the UHC framework, the onus lies with the media to let the people know that quality health care is their right".

UHC is not only about ensuring a minimum package of health services, but also about ensuring a progressive expansion of coverage of health services and financial protection as more resources become available.

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The UN Headquarters in NY celebrated World Health Day, WHO's 70th Birthday and Universal Health Coverage with a special event on shaping future health systems that leave no one behind.

Ladipo frowned at the way and manner some health workers abuse patients, describing such attitude as inimical to the realisation of UHC. IVF services offered on the NHS is another example of how, locally, health coverage is being provided to all. "Their inclusion is of paramount importance to rights-based health systems and global health security". This it does by educating people and raising their consciousness about specific health issues they might have overlooked.

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Despite the strong foundation, the country still has a long way to go to achieve UHC as Dr Tumusime pointed out in reference to critical health indicators. Unlike what's expected, the government doesn't spend as much as it should for the development of Health sector.

Gov't, World Health Organization partner to spearhead attainment of universal healthcare