World Health Day - 7 April 2018
Celebrate World Health Day with special stamps
6 April 2018 - Today is the first day of issue of stamps to commemorate World Health Day and the seventieth anniversary of WHO.
The stamps issued by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) are messengers of peace. Human rights, the environment, endangered species and peace are all subjects of universal concern to the peoples of the world. And so is universal health coverage, this year’s World Health Day theme.
In this 70th anniversary year, WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance #HealthForAll. This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.
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6 April 2018 - As part of the 2018 World Health Day celebration, WHO staff produced this short play on Universal Coverage to give a human face to everyone’s right to health.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) events around the world
World Health Day is around the corner: Saturday, 7 April.
Check out some of the events WHO is hosting around the world:
Explore our interactive universal health coverage micro-site!
At least half the world’s people do not receive the essential health services they need. Get the tools you need to raise awareness and help advance universal health coverage for everyone everywhere. This interactive policy advocacy toolkit provides suggested actions and tools for policy-makers, civil society, individuals and media.
Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere
History is made by our achievements. We have come a long way to make the impossible possible: from the control of fire, to life-saving vaccines to landing on the moon. Our next historic achievement is right in front of us: health for all humankind. What if everyone had access to the health services they need? What if they were not pushed into poverty paying for the services? Together, we can make universal health coverage happen in our lifetime.
In the spirit of this year’s World Health Day theme, 'Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere', we have put together tools and essential messages to guide, motivate and inspire you to act.
On this campaign page, you will find facts about universal health coverage to help you to answer these itching questions: how many people in the world lack access to essential health services? What is universal health coverage, and what is it not?
Test your knowledge about universal health coverage with this short quiz.
Posters - UHC: Everyone, Everywhere
#HealthForAllTweets about #HealthForAll from:who
From the Director-General
- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' speech at the opening ceremony of the UHC Forum, Tokyo
- Launch of the DCP3 series with the Lancet
- Keynote adress: UN General Assembly side event on UHC
- Beating noncommunicable disease can help deliver universal health coverage
- All roads lead to universal health coverage
- Mexico expands access to generics, reducing spending on drugs
- Addressing inequalities on the road to ‘health for all’ in Indonesia
- Health closer to home: transforming care in the Solomon Islands
- Investing in trained midwives across Liberia
- Uncovering health inequalities: A path towards leaving no one behind
- In Thailand, universal health care eases the impact of diabetes
- Transforming health care in Tunisia with community-driven programmes
- How Uruguay reduced infant mortality to a historic low
- Rehabilitation programme in Tajikistan builds towards universal health coverage
- Small team of cancer nurses has a big impact on Scotland’s Western Isles
- Tuberculosis services in Moscow extend "health for all" even to the most vulnerable
- United Nations resolution on UHC
- Together on the road to universal health coverage
- Health systems for universal health coverage – a joint vision for healthy lives
- e-Learning course on health financing policy for UHC
- New Perspectives on Global Health Spending for Universal Health Coverage
- SURE Guides for preparing and using evidence-based policy briefs
- Resources for government on structured policy dialogue
- Anything goes on the path to universal health coverage? No.