Universal Health Day (also known as Universal Health Coverage Day – UHC Day) on 12 December is the annual rallying point for the growing movement for universal health to ensure that everyone, everywhere, has access to quality health services, when and where they need them, without exposing them to financial difficulties, and interventions that allow a healthy life for their human development and well-being.
Webinar: “Renewing the Essential Public Health Functions in the Americas: more necessary than ever to achieve health for all and protect everyone””
- Date: Friday, december 11, 2020
- Time: 11:00 - 12:30 (EDT)
The celebration of this day should remind the Region and the entire world that health is a fundamental human right and an urgent priority to face the global challenge imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, it is essential to strengthen health systems with the capacity to protect everyone, with a more secure, supportive, healthy, and accessible future. Therefore, the theme and main narrative of this year's campaigns will be: "Health for all: protect everyone"
This year, in addition to supporting the Global Campaign, the central regional event will be a webinar to launch the publication entitled “The Essential Public Health Functions in the Americas: A Renewal for the 21st Century”.
This event will summon participants from the entire Region, decision makers in policy formulation at all institutional levels, health teams, professionals from academic institutions and social movements, in a virtual meeting via zoom, on Friday, 11 December 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT).
Your participation and the participation of your technical teams in this event is important to promote the implementation of the new EPHF framework at the country level. Also, your leadership to invite the relevant stakeholders in your respective countries.
- Decision makers in policy formulation at all institutional levels.
- Health teams.
- Professionals from academic institutions.
- Social movements.