World Health Day: WHO urges leaders to monitor health inequities

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

07th Apr, 2021. 12:08 pm
World Health Day

World health day is being observed on Wednesday (today). It has become a tradition to dedicate April 7 to health.

This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme “Together for a fairer, healthier world”. The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged world leaders to eliminate health inequalities.

WHO states on its website, “We urge leaders to monitor health inequities, and to ensure that all people are able to access quality health services when and where they need them.”

Coronavirus has targeted the world, but some countries found it more difficult to cope up with the consequences. It is because people in some countries crave good health care services.

The organization has mentioned how people belonging to various lifestyles have dealt with Covid-19. WHO states that some people are capable of living healthier lives and have “better access to health services than others”. This depends on the condition in which they are born, grow, live, and work.

“All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water, and air, food security and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies,” WHO says on its website.

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