International Universial health coverage day
What are you doing when you have a very bad disease?
Or a simple cold?
Or you just want to check if everything is alright?
You are going to the doctor, aren't you?
At least you should have the opportunity to do this.
But sadly most of the perons on this earth do not have financial security when it comes to health coverage.
That means that you have to pay alot of money by yourself.
The poeple who suffer most under the current system are poor and destitute but those are actually the ones who are in need of the most health supply because of the enviroment they life in.
100 million people are getting poor per year because they had to pay for health cost which they really need.
But not only people who live in developing countries suffer under non existing health coverage, also in industrial countries exist a lot of problems with health coverage.
For example in the USA, they are a lot of perons who struggle to get insulinn
To raise awarness of those problems the UN proclaimed 2017 the 12th of December as the International Universal Health Coverage Day.
The theme of the second International Universal Health Coverage Day is „Unite for Universal Health Coverage : Now is the Time for Collective Action“.
To archive more and faster solutions in this problem the UN desided to hold next year a UN high-leve meeting during the 2019 UN General Assembly about the topic universal health coverage.
I personally think it is very important to give good and free health coverage to everyone and everywhere as fast as possible.
Today the medical archievments are higher then they have been ever before. So in my oppinion it is only logically to offer those archievments to everybody and help a lot of people.
written by Johanna Dilling