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World Health Day's tagline this year is 'Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere'
WHO is focusing on universal health coverage for this year's World Health Day on 7th April with the tagline 'Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere' with advocacy events across the world to fuel the momentum of the #HealthForAll movement and to highlight our goal of achieving a fairer, healthier world in which no one is left behind.

Despite the progress made in countries in all regions of the world on health care, millions of people still have no access at all to it; and millions more are being forced to choose between health care and other daily expenses such as food, clothing and even a home, observes WHO.  

The two main goals of the observance are: to improve understanding of universal health coverage and the importance of primary health care as its foundation; and to spur action from individuals, policy-makers and health-care workers to make universal health care. 

According to WHO, the aim of the observance is to celebrate health and remind world leaders that everyone should be able to access the health care they need, when and where they need it with focus on equity and solidarity.

The world community has been called to invest in quality, accessible primary health care in order to empower people to take care of their own health. "Health is a human right. Together, we can make health for all a reality," stated WHO. 

According to WHO, the key to achieving universal heath is to ensure that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community

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