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DHSK celebrates World Health Day

DHSK celebrates World Health Day

"No one should get sick and die just because they are poor, or because they can not access the health service they need", said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a message ahead of the annual April 7 observance, which is the foundation day of the now 70 year old UN's health agency. It is also the impetus behind the current organisation-wide drive to support countries in moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

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Cristian Morales, representative on the island of the world (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), praised the comparable Cuban indicators with results from more developed nations, especially the infant mortality rate that registered four per one thousand born alive in 2017, the lowest in the Americas region.

A total of 62 health camps were organized across Kashmir Division. He asserted that people should not experience any financial hardship while getting quality medical service. With a financial assistance of Rs 682 crore, we have initiated an universal eye health programme.

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The theme of this year's World Health Day is "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere", and the slogan for the 2018 campaign is "Health for All".

Some countries have already made significant progress towards UHC.

In Cuba the national celebration oin World Health Day was held in Sancti Spiritus. But half the world's population is still unable to obtain the health services they need.

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. World Health Organization and its partners will share examples of steps to take to get there through a series of events and conversations held at multiple levels.

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