April 7 is World Health Day

Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. 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.

Health-care workers will have an important role to play in the campaign, helping decision-makers for health recognize what people need in terms of care, particularly at the primary care level.

This is why WHO is focusing on universal health coverage for this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April.

World Tuberculosis Day 2019

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

The theme of World TB Day 2019 - ‘It’s time’ – puts the accent on the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders to: scale up access to prevention and treatment; build accountability; ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for research; promote an end to stigma and discrimination; and promote an equitable, rights-based and people-centered TB response.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a joint initiative “Find. Treat. All. #EndTB” with the Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership, with the aim of accelerating the TB response and ensuring access to care, in line with WHO’s overall drive towards Universal Health Coverage.

It’s time for action! It’s time to End TB.

Kathmandu to mitigate air pollution with UHI: First in Asia

In Nepal, the annual average air pollution concentration is five times above the World Health Organization air quality guidelines, which poses a serious health risk for hundreds of thousands of Nepalese.

For a cleaner and healthier air in Kathmandu, Urban Health Initiative (UHI) pilot program is being held in Kathmandu Valley, for the first time in Asia.

What did UHI find as viable solutions to mitigate air pollution in Kathmandu Vallery?

World Health Day 2019: Universal Health Coverage

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