Stressing upon the importance of observing World Health Day, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Saleem ur Rehman said that people should be able to realise their right to the highest possible level of health.
Health minister Pratap Jena said: "Our aim is to make Odisha a blind-free state in the next five years".
World Health Organization (WHO) has chose to observe World Health Day on April 7 to create awareness in the public on their right to the highest possible health standards and achievement of the same.
It's also the impetus behind the current organisation-wide drive to support countries in moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
"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". I welcome the theme "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere" that has been chosen by WHO and others. The day was celebrated with the theme "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere".More news: Stocks falter on growing trade war fears
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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).
Why Universal health coverage matters?
Universal health coverage has become a major goal for health reform in many countries and is a priority objective of the WHO.
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. WHO has calling on world leaders to ensure universal health coverage and commit to concrete steps to advance the health of all people.
According to the WHO, healthcare services are severely lacking in at least half 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.