International Universal Health Coverage Day

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2020 Date12 December 2020
2021 Date12 December 2021
International Universal Health Coverage Day

International Universal Health Coverage Day History

International Universal Health Coverage Day seeks to raise awareness about the need for strong health systems and universal health coverage. This day aims to promote the idea that everyone everywhere should access to quality, affordable health care. It encourages countries to accelerate their progress toward universal health coverage.

International Universal Health Coverage Day was established in 2017 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on December 12th.

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International Universal Health Coverage Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for International Universal Health Coverage Day in 2020 was Health for All: Protect Everyone.
  • According to the World Health Organization, in 2019, at least half of the world's population did not have full coverage of essential health services.
  • I regard universal health coverage as the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer. It is inclusive. It unifies services and delivers them in a comprehensive and integrated way, based on primary health care - WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan

International Universal Health Coverage Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Join the global campaign #ProtectEveryone. On December 12th, International Universal Health Coverage Day, there will be a twenty-four hour virtual rally. Create signs, take selfies, or get out and attempt the 2,030 steps challenge. Do all this and more and be sure to use the tag #ProtectEveryone on social media to raise awareness about Universal Health Coverage.
  • Explore health options in other countries. Health coverage ranges country by country, understand what's available should you plan to travel somewhere.
  • Learn more about health coverage and whether you are insured. If not, sign up or explore your options at Get Covered.

International Universal Health Coverage Day - References and Related Sites

UN: Universal Health Coverage Day
www.heart.org: Why Health Care is Important
www.who.int: Universal Health Coverage

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