International Universal Health Coverage Day

Question: International Universal Health Coverage Day is observed on?
(a) 12th December
(b) 10th December
(c) 4th December
(d) 24th December
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • International Universal Health Coverage Day is observed globally on 12th December every year since it was officially declared by the UN General Assembly in year 2017.
  • This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage.
  • The theme of the day for year 2018 is “Unite for Universal Health Coverage: Now is the Time for Collective Action.”
  • Universal Health Coverage has been included in the new Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-30 adopted by the United Nations which seeks to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030 by all UN member states.
  • In order to ensure comprehensive and impactful health care this comprises financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

Links:
http://www.un.org/en/events/universal-health-coverage/
http://vikaspedia.in/health/health-campaigns/important-days/universal-health-coverage-day#section-3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Health_Coverage_Day

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