"Health is a human right".
On the occasion of World Health Day, which is observed across the globe on Saturday (April 7), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished the countrymen.
The WHO has called on world leaders to commit to concrete steps to advance the health of all people.
"The main aim of carrying out this exercise is not just to encourage all citizens to live healthy lives but remind the Federal Government of its responsibility at ensuring availability of health services to all through the Universal Health Coverage".
He also added, "I welcome the theme "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere" that has been chosen by WHO and others".
UN Secretary-General António Guterres also issued a message for World Health Day calling for health for all.
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What are the WHO's principles?
Some countries have already made significant progress towards UHC. But half the world's population is still unable to obtain the health services they need.
Universal health means that all people and communities have access, without prejudice, to health services without having to be exposed to financial difficulties, he commented. It said that people displaced within the borders of their own countries are often excluded from health services and have difficulties in accessing them due to social exclusion, financial constraints, as well as cultural and political barriers. A light was illuminated at Ghantaghar to raise awareness of the importance of health.
"Health for all "has therefore been the guiding vision of WHO for more than seven decades".
He also highlighted, among other results, the elimination of immune-preventable diseases such as malaria and the certification and re-certification for two more years of the elimination of the mother-child vertical transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis.
The First World Assembly was held by the WHO in 1948.