World Health Day 2018: ‘Universal health coverage – everyone, everywhere’

06 April 2018

World Health Day 2018World Health Day 2018 addresses the needs of people who require access to basic health care with the theme ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’ emphasising  the message of ‘Health for All’.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is using World Health Day this year to call on world leaders to take action and make progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in every country. Achieving UHC would mean that everyone receives access to services without financial hardship and ensuring that the quality of practice is good enough to improve their health.  

According to statistics by WHO, at least half of the world’s population require help accessing essential health services. In poorer countries, almost 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty because they cannot afford treatment.

Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) understands the need for quality health and social care services. We strive to improve professional practice by promoting the use of evidence so that the best health and social care outcomes can be achieved for adults, their families and communities.

To celebrate World Health Day, RiPfA has highlighted a number of learning resources to support professional development in this area.

Related Research in Practice for Adults resources:

Embedding human rights in adult social care: Leaders' Briefing

Ensuring effective training for Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs): Strategic Briefing

Involving people in safeguarding adults: Leaders' Briefing

Making an outcomes approach work in practice: Frontline Briefing

Safeguarding in light of the Care Act: Leaders' Briefing

Supporting successful integration - improving outcomes in social care and health: Frontline Briefing

Supporting successful integration - improving outcomes in social care and health (CHART): Frontline Briefing

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