Universal Health Coverage Day 2018

Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) on 12 December is the annual rallying point for the growing movement for universal health coverage – to ensure that everyone, everywhere, has access to quality health services without financial hardship.

Last year, the United Nations passed a resolution formally declaring 12.12 as International UHC Day, in response to growing demand from partners around the world. As the first UHC Day to be officially observed by the United Nations and countries around the world, UHC Day 2018 is a unique and important opportunity for WHO and its partners to drive national, multi-stakeholder dialogue and action ahead of the UN high-level meeting on UHC in 2019.

Climate Change Resiliency Emphasized Through Volunteerism

With the theme - “Volunteers Build Resilient Communities” – World Health Organization Country Office for Nepal celebrates International Volunteers Day (IVD) 2018 by supporting an orientation program for “Climate Change Resiliency and Disaster Risk Reduction” in Pokhara, Gandaki Pradesh Province, and Butwal, Province 5.

IVD, mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December, and is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, government authorities, and the private sector.

World AIDS Day 2018: Know your status

On 1 December 2018, WHO - Country Office for Nepal - will join partners to commemorate World AIDS Day under the theme “Know Your Status”. This will also be an occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day – a pioneering global health campaign first initiated by WHO in 1988.

The day aim to achieve the following objectives:

1. Urge people to know their HIV infection status through testing, and to access HIV prevention, treatment and care services;

2. Urge policy-makers to promote a “health for all” agenda for HIV and related health services, such as tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis and noncommunicable diseases.

Celebration Ceremony of Trachoma Elimination from Nepal

The Government of Nepal (GoN), represented by the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Upendra Yadav, formally celebrated Nepal’s historical achievement in eliminating trachoma as a public health problem with Honorary Guest, Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of World Health Organization (WHO) - South East Asia.

Trachoma is an infectious eye disease caused by bacteria bacterium chlamydia trachomatis and leads to blindness when left untreated. It is one of the world’s oldest infectious diseases, and was the second leading cause of avoidable blindness in Nepal.

World Health Day 2018: Universal Health Coverage

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