Universal Healthcare
Universal Healthcare

Health is a human right and a cornerstone of sustainable development and global security.

Let’s look at 5 more reasons why #HEALTH FOR ALL matters

 

Health is a human right and a cornerstone of sustainable development and global security. Let’s look at 5 more reasons why #HEALTH FORALL matters:

1. Because no one should go bankrupt when they get sick.

Lack of affordable, quality health care traps families and nations in poverty.

 

2. Because universal health coverage is attainable.

70 countries, including 30 of the world’s poorest, have passed laws toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

 

3. Because universal health coverage can help stop the world’s biggest killers.

The poorest and most marginalized populations bear the brunt of preventable maternal deaths and diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer and heart disease).

 

The Ebola crisis clearly demonstrates the urgent need to strengthen health systems everywhere.

 

Countries implementing universal health coverage are seeing the benefits: healthier communities and stronger economies.

 

4. Because health transforms communities, economies and nations.

Every $1 invested in health can produce $9-$20 in full-income growth by 2035.

Money that families have to spend on health is money that can’t be spent on ?sending a child to school, starting a business or coping with an emergency.

 

5. Because health is a right, not a privilege.

Access to quality health care should never depend on where you live, how much money you have, or your race, gender or age.

 

The World Health Organization’s Constitution affirms that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right, and more than half of the world’s countries have included the right to health, public health or medical care in their national constitutions.

 

Share why #HEALTHFORALL matters to you?

 

The World Health Organization’s Constitution affirms that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right, and more than half of the world’s countries have included the right to health, public health or medical care in their national constitutions.

 

Share why #HEALTHFORALL matters to you?