Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. #WorldHealthDay 💁 07 April #Health4All Thanks to @UN @WHO

The World Health Day

يوم الصحة العالمي

WHD is a global health awareness day. With an aim to spread awareness about health and well being, the first ever World Health Day was observed in 1948 by the WHO. Since that day, 7th April is observed as the World Health Day every year.

Universal health coverage (UHC) : Everyone, Everywhere

Key facts

At least half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services.About 100 million people are still being pushed into extreme poverty (defined as living on 1.90 USD or less a day) because they have to pay for health care.Over 800 million people (almost 12% of the world’s population) spent at least 10% of their household budgets to pay for health care.All UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This is why WHO is focusing on universal health coverage for this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April.

Key Messages

  • Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship.
  • At least half of the people in the world do not receive the health services they need.
  • About 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket spending on health.
  • But who are these people and how can we help them? To get a better picture of who is missing out, we need data that is broken down by gender, age, income, location, education and other factors that affect access to health services.
  • Health is a human right; everyone should have the information and services they need to take care of their own health and the health of their families.
  • Quality, accessible primary health care is the foundation for universal health coverage.
  • Unsafe and low-quality health care ruins lives and costs the world trillions of dollars every year, we must do more to improve the quality and safety of health services globally.

What is primary health care?

Primary health care is an approach to health and wellbeing centred on the needs and circumstances of individuals, families and communities. It addresses comprehensive and interrelated physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.

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Calls to action

General public

Health care is your right and the right of your family, let’s tell our leaders all people deserve quality health care.

Talk to your local health worker about getting the information and support you need to take care of your own health and the health of your family.

Quality health care is good for our health, good for economies and good for society. Let’s call on world leaders to make health for all a reality!

Health workers

You are the voice for your patients. Unite with your peers and let local leaders know that you support health for all.

Health workers have the power to change people’s lives with quality health advice and care. Let’s make sure everyone can access the skills and expertise of health workers like you.

Empower your patients to take care of their own health. You play a vital role in learning about their needs and teaching them what they can do to get and stay healthy.

Policy makers

Health is a political choice; make sure it is considered in all government policies.

More investment in primary health care is needed to make universal health coverage a reality; you can make it happen.

This year, commit to gathering better health data so we can target resources and make changes where they are.

Get Involved

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #WorldHealthDay #Health 4All and following
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did you know 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home? || leaving no one behind, we must focus our efforts towards including people who have been marginalized or ignored. #WorldWaterDay #Water4All Thanks to @UN_Water

World Water Day

اليوم العالمي للمياه

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

When : 22 March

2019 Theme: Leaving no one behind ||

which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

Today, billions of people are still living without safe water, which means ‘safely managed drinking water service’: water that is accessible on the premises, available when needed, and free from contamination. Their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

Water, a human right

In 2010, the UN recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”

The human right to water entitles everyone, without discrimination, to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use; which includes water for drinking, personal sanitation, washing of clothes, food preparation, and personal and household hygiene.

People are left behind without safe water for many different reasons. The following are some of the ‘grounds for discrimination’ that cause certain people to be particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing water:

  • Sex and gender
  • Race, ethnicity, religion, birth, caste, language, and nationalityDisability, age and health status
  • Property, tenure, residence, economic and social status
  • Other factors, such as environmental degradation, climate change, population growth, conflict, forced displacement and migration flows can also disproportionately affect marginalized groups through impacts on water.

To ‘leave no one behind’, we must focus our efforts towards including people who have been marginalized or ignored. Water services must meet the needs of marginalized groups and their voices must be heard in decision-making processes. Regulatory and legal frameworks must recognise the right to water for all people, and sufficient funding must be fairly and effectively targeted at those who need it most.

World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water – the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues – in collaboration with governments and partners.

Facts & Figures

  • 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home.
  • One in four primary schools have no drinking water service, with pupils using unprotected sources or going thirsty.
  • More than 700 children under five years of age die every day from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation.
  • Globally, 80% of the people who have to use unsafe and unprotected water sources live in rural areas.
  • Women and girls are responsible for water collection in eight out of ten households with water off-premises.
  • For the 68.5 million people who have been forced to flee their homes, accessing safe water services is highly problematic.
  • Around 159 million people collect their drinking water from surface water, such as ponds and streams.
  • Around 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world’s population – experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year.
  • Over 800 women die every day from complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
  • 700 million people worldwide could be displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030.

Get involved

You can support Water for all, Water for women, Water for children and Safe Water around the world by getting involved in a number of ways. Take part in one of UN Water’s campaign or professional networks; raise awareness on social media; or donate to help us achieve our mission. Your voice matters. Your actions make it real.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #WorldWaterDay #Water4All and following
@UN_Water @saverango

If you feel a tug in your heart —or if this message speaks to you —Would you consider donating a small amount to help us achieve our mission?

We thank you in advance for your support! As an all-volunteer, all-donation organization, we depend on your generous support.

Your donation is greatly appreciated!

You can also donate via PayPal: (Payment gateway in India and Abroad)

sarahspay@gmail.com

Support us when you shop!

If you’re an Amazon or Flipkart customer, you can also have 5% to 6% of your eligible purchases.

Enjoy 80% discount and along with it support Savera Society for Human Initiatives (#noextracost)

Kindly use following links while shopping :

Amazon ( Free Donation – upto 5%)

Flipkart (Free Donation – upto 6%)

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