Universal Health Coverage Day 2023 is on Monday, 12th December 2022. We yearly celebrate this day on 12th Dec since 2017. On this day The United Nations started an international holiday aimed at promoting quality and affordable healthcare for all citizens worldwide.
Universal Health Coverage Day Theme 2023
“Build the World We Want: A Healthy Future For All” is the theme of International Health Coverage Day for the year 2022. This theme encourages us to take part in making an ideal world which demands worldwide robust health systems without financial hardships for all. This idea requires trust, equity, healthy environments, investments, and accountability. This theme aims to raise awareness among people to struggle and call for improvement in the healthcare systems.
History of the Day
On 12th Dec 2012, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed a Foreign Policy and Global Health resolution urging all countries to aim for the day with the idea that everyone, everywhere, should have access to affordable medicine and treatment to leave no one’s health behind. People celebrate this day since 2017 with an international holiday by the UN.
Why Do We Celebrate International Universal Health Coverage Day?
We celebrate the day to raise awareness of the need for resilient health systems. This day provides an opportunity to raise the voices of millions of people still waiting for health coverage, accelerating efforts towards Health for All, calling on leaders to make more innovative investments in health and reminding the world about the imperative of (UHC).
How to Observe Universal Health Coverage(UHC) Day?
Keep yourself informed
- Follow UNICEF and read the news, it will help you to stay updated and inform others about the matter.
Donate to cause
- You can donate to any organization for your participation and support.
- You can host events in your local community to raise awareness about this issue.
Share posts on social media
- You can share posts, messages, and quotes on the vast platform of social media to generate awareness about the day, its theme, and its aim.
- Creating pamphlets is another good idea for observing the day. It will share statistics with the world to make people know how dire the problem is.
Importance of the (UHC) Day
Provides universal solution
Everyone is facing global healthcare issues. This day provides us with an opportunity to gather people with the same problem on a single platform to raise their voices for affordable and improved healthcare systems worldwide.
Wipes off the issues
Cost is only an issue for some people, but quality is the main issue for all. So, International Universal Health Coverage Day aims to wipe out quality and increased cost issues for the betterment of all.
Observation of this day helps us to raise awareness among people about the issues and also encourages them to donate to struggling countries for support.
Other benefits that make this day important
UHC lifts people out of poverty, promotes the well-being of families and communities, and protects against public health crises.
Do You Know?
- Brazil is the only country that offers free healthcare where anyone, regardless of nationality, can receive instant and any treatment.
- There are 43 countries with free healthcare systems, most of which are in Europe.
- The United States has the highest healthcare taxes in the world as well as the highest healthcare cost in the world.
- Approximately 3.6 million people die yearly due to lack of access to healthcare, and 5 million die yearly due to poor-quality healthcare.
- The number of American adults visiting doctors less often decreased from 38% to 46% in just two years.
Inspirational Quotes About Health
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – (Denis Waitley)
Winston Churchill quoted, “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”
Voltaire said, “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.”
“Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.” – (Anne Wilson Schaef)
George William Curtis said, “Happiness lies first of all in health.”
“The first wealth is health.” – (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Thomas Carlyle said, “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.”
Robin Wright quoted, “If you’re happy, if you’re feeling good, then nothing else matters.”
“It is health which is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – (Mahatma Gandhi)
Anne Wilson Schaef quoted, “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.”
Joyce Meyer said, “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”
“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” – (Deepak Chopra)
Mae West said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Jess C. Scott quoted, “A fit, healthy body — that is the best fashion statement.”
“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” – (PubliliusSyrus)
Naomi Judd said, “Your body hears everything your mind says.”
W.P. Kinsella quoted, “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”
“Health is not valued until sickness comes.” – (Thomas Fuller)
John Steinbeck said, “A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.”
Robert Urich quoted, “A healthy outside starts from the inside.”
“The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are.” – (Maxime Lagacé)
Naval Ravikant said, “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.”
Irish proverb quoted, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”
“The wish for healing has always been half of health.” – (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Joseph Pilates quoted, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – (William Londen)