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Ghana's Ministry of Health (MOH) to commemorate World Health Day tomorrow

Ghana in the past year had always joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Health Day.


Devdiscourse News Desk 10 Apr 2018, 03:20 PM Ghana
Ghana's Ministry of Health (MOH) to commemorate World Health Day tomorrow
  • Ghana in the past year had always joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Health Day.(Image Credit: Youtube)

The Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other stakeholders will celebrate the World Health Day 2018 with the common theme: “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere” and the slogan is “Health for All”.

The day will be commemorated with a national launch tomorrow at the Ministry of Information Conference Room at 9:30 hours. A press conference will also be there to mark the occasion. The aim is to sensitize the masses on Ghana’s efforts towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage along with a focus on Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Ghana in the past year had always joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Health Day.

The theme of this year’s World Day Health is “ Health for All” with an aim of provision of health facilities to and every individual. According to a  statement signed by Mr. Robert Cudjoe, the Public Relations Officer of the MOH said: “Health for all has therefore been the guiding vision for more than seven decades. It’s also the motivation behind the current organization-wide drive to support countries in moving towards UHC.”

“Ghana has already made significant progress towards UHC, but there are still Ghanaians who are unable to obtain the health services they need,”  the statement further said.

It also added, “These would include; addressing the inequitable distribution of human resources and equipment and improving the management and administrative capacity of the NHIS. The Community Health Planning Services programme, which is designed to provide a close-to-client service, needs to be expanded.”