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World Health Day: ‘Building a fairer, healthier world’

by Kunle Awosiyan

Every year, April 7 is set aside to commemorate the World Health Day in order to increase awareness regarding physical and mental health

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world 15 months after its outbreak, the World Health Organisation says the pandemic has highlighted how some people can have better access to health services and live healthier lives than others

The global health body reports that 3.6 billion people worldwide still lack full coverage of essential primary health services; 930 million worldwide are at risk of falling into poverty due to out-of-pocket health spending of 10 per cent or more of their household budget, while 71 per cent of deaths globally is attributed to non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes

The theme for World Health Day 2021 is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world’.

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