World Health Day 2019- Health for All

The World Health day is celebrated all around the world on 7th April every year under the aegis of World Health Organization (WHO) to draw the attention of people towards the importance of global health. This year’s World Health Day, on 7th April 2019, WHO is focusing on Universal Health Coverage. What is Universal Health Coverage? UHC means that every person and community should receive healthcare services without suffering the financial burden. It should include the full range of necessary health services from prevention, promotion to treatment and palliative care. Safeguarding people from the financial consequences as a result of paying for health services from their own pocket can reduce the risk of people being pushed to poverty because of unexpected expenditure on diseases. Primary health care is the best and most cost effective way to provide universal health coverage (UHC) around the world. What is Primary health care? Primary health care is an approach to healthcare which is aimed at fulfilling the needs of individuals, families and communities. It addresses comprehensive and interrelated physical, social and mental health and wellbeing. It provides services for healthcare needs of a whole-person throughout life and not just for treating some specific diseases. Primary health care makes sure people receive complete care ranging from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation as close as to their living environment. Who is a Primary healthcare provider? A healthcare professional, who is the first point of contact in the medical system, can be called as Primary healthcare provider. Usually people visit a General practitioner or family physician as a first step when they have any health problem...