The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organisations.
WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges and commit to concrete steps to advance #HealthForAll. The Organization will maintain a high-profile focus on UHC via a series of events through 2018, starting on World Health Day on 7 April with global and local conversations about ways to achieve health for all
Everyone has a part to play, stimulating conversations and contributing to structured dialogue towards policies that help your country achieve and maintain UHC.
- Government ministries bring about policy change to improve health and spur economic growth and social development.
- Parliamentary health committees and health groups mediate between those that develop policy and those that execute it.
- Political parties frame their programmes to meet the expressed needs of their supporters.
- Professional associations protect the welfare of the workforce.
- Civil society organizations work on the ground and represent the concerns of different population groups.
- Individuals use their own voices to demand good health services.
- The media can help increase understanding of UHC as well as transparency and accountability in policy-making.