World Health Day - Let's Pledge to Contribute
is a human right. No one should get sick and die just because they are poor, or
because they cannot access the health services they need.”- Dr Tedros Adhanom
Ghebreyesus (Director-General WHO)
Health is Wealth, one of the most common
proverbs, reminds us that being healthy is considered as the critical
contributor in the country’s productivity and competitiveness.
Today, 7th April, WHO will be celebrating its 70th anniversary
and the focus, is on health for all. WHO has declared 7 April as World
Health Day across the globe. The theme for this year is “Universal
Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.” On this special occasion
we would like to enlighten maximum number of people about the importance of
This year the world leaders will be living up to
the pledges they had made in the year 2015 about the various Sustainable
Development Goals and thus will be taking concrete steps to advance and enhance
the health of the public. This means that everyone everywhere will soon have
the access of the essential quality of health services without going through
any financial hardships.
What Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is:
- Universal Health Coverage is the key to people and nation’s
health and well-being.
- It means that people from all the communities irrespective of
their caste, gender, religion, financial status, will receive all the basic
health services according to their requirement without going through any
- Universal Health Coverage allows everyone to get the services
which address the most important causes of disease and death and, thus makes
sure that the quality of services given to the people is good enough so that
their health can be improved.
- Universal health Coverage makes sure that people don’t have
to choose between good health and other life necessities.
On an average half of the world’s population is unable to
attain the important and essential health services. As mentioned in the reports
by WHO in 2017, nearly 800 million people i.e. approximately 12% of the world’s
population is spending the minimum of 10% of their household budgets on health
expenses either for themselves, or over a sick child or on other family member.
According to universal health coverage, access to crucial
care and financial protection not only upgrades public health and life
expectancy but it also protects countries from various epidemics, reduces
poverty, risk of hunger, creates employment, increase economic growth and hence
intensify the gender equality.
The government and the private health organizations are
trying their best to provide the affordable health services to the population,
and thus we are seeing a notable achievement in health sector as:
- The life expectancy has been doubled up
- There’s a sharp decline in the infant mortality rate and
Some tips which every one of us can follow to maintain a good
health. Let's initiate on our levels and make difference to our health.
- Instill the habit of washing hands regularly as
the germs easily get transported from hands to the mouth.
- Exercise regularly to stay fit and healthy
- Start eating healthy breakfast as breakfast is
considered as the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast in
the morning will help you to avoid snacking for the rest of the day.
- Start adding more vegetables in your diet as they
are rich in various nutrients and promotes good health.
- Say no to junk food
- Bathing is important as a good shower helps to
remove the dirt and odor from body. Bathing helps us to reinvigorate.
- Cut down your nails regularly as the nails act as
a host for infections and germs.
- Try to avoid sharing your personal items such as
razors, toothbrush and nail clips etc as they can lead to the transmission of
- Avoid sugary items as much as you can as
excessive intake of sugar puts negative impact on our weight and skin and also
leads to other chronic diseases.
- Good sleep is very important as it keeps us
healthy and disease free.
- Try to stay stress free as it causes various
health problems such as depression, insomnia and heart diseases.
- Stay hydrated as water flush out the toxins
present in your body and thus revitalizes your cells.
- Quit smoking while limiting the intake of alcohol
as these habits leads to various diseases especially heart disease.
- Always practice safe sex as it will prevent you from various
sexually transmitted diseases.
the occasion of World Health Day, Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Noida
is organizing Metro Health Fest 3. We are committed towards ensuring timely
screening and treatment and hence the healthy communities.
Metro Health Fest 3 will offer
following Free Consultations in following specialities :
• Cardiology • Pulmonology •
• Gynaecology •
Paediatrics • Gastroenterology • Neurology •
Neuro Surgery • Rheumatology
• Eye •
ENT • Internal Medicine
• Urology • Oncology • Laparoscopic Surgery
• Physiotherapy • Psychiatry • GI & Bariatric Surgery
• IVF •
Nephrology & Kidney Transplant
Following Free Investigations will be done:
- Bone Densitometry*
- Blood Sugar Test
- BP Check
- Pulmonary Function Test*
- Height & Weight Monitoring
Health Awareness Talk will also be conducted to ensure timely diagnosis:
On this year's World Health Day Theme - “Universal Health Coverage Everyone,
Everywhere ” Special talk on “Preventive Health Screening: Key to Good
Health” by Dr. Kiran Seth, Sr. Consultant - Physician Rheumatologist
We are offering Free Metro Privilege Card on registration, save upto 20% on
future medical bills. Buy 1 Preventive Health Check-Up Package & Get 1 Free
(of equal or lesser value)
Registrations & more Information: +91 99104 92867, +91 120 4366 666
Date & Time: Sunday, 8th April, 2018; 10 am to 2 pm (Registrations:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Venue: OPD, Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute (Multispeciality Wing), L-94,
Sec. - 11, Noida, UP, India