April 7th means World Health Day!
This day has been around since 1950. It is a celebratory day to create awareness of a specific health theme that is a priority or high concern for the World Health Organisation (WHO).
This day has genuinely managed to shine a light on important health issues that plague us all. For instance, mental health issues, maternal, child care and climate change.
What is the health theme for 2019?
World Health Day is about raising awareness on Universal Health Coverage! The WHO state that Universal Health Coverage is:
“key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community.”
Such a positive message we can all get behind especially in a day and age when half the worlds population are without Universal Health Coverage.